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Understated comedy and stark horror in winning essay

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:17 pm | Otago University Press

Alice Miller, a New Zealand writer based in Germany, is the winner of the Landfall Essay Competition 2018. More >>

New Zealand’s Silence on West Papua’s ‘Slow Genocide’

Friday, 29 June 2018, 10:26 am | Otago University Press

See No Evil: New Zealand’s betrayal of the people of West Papua by Maire Leadbeater issues a challenge to New Zealanders to acknowledge and make right the consequences of our nation’s ‘selective diplomacy’ in the Pacific region. More >>

Winner of Young Writers' Essay Competition announced

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 2:00 pm | Otago University Press

Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition is Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, whose essay is titled ‘Disappearing Disease’. More >>

Landfall Essay winners' radically different topics

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:42 pm | Otago University Press

Two New Zealand essayists writing on very different topics – life as an army recruit and the power of scent – are joint winners of the 2017 Landfall Essay Competition. More >>

Poetry Award winner inspired by polar experience

Monday, 6 November 2017, 11:22 am | Otago University Press

Kāpiti poet Alison Glenny has won the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Award with ‘The Farewell Tourist’, a poetry collection inspired by a visit to Antarctica. She receives a $10,000 prize and a year's subscription to Landfall , and Otago University Press ... More >>

The hidden history of transported New Zealand convicts

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 11:42 am | Otago University Press

It’s no secret that Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) was a penal colony for British convicts. Yet surprisingly at least 110 New Zealand prisoners were also transported to the island in the nineteenth century to do time as convict labourers, serving ... More >>

New editor appointed for Landfall journal

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:39 pm | Otago University Press

New editor appointed for Landfall journal Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall , published by Otago University Press. More >>

Controversial book argues NZ should not have fought in WW2

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:37 pm | Otago University Press

Phoney Wars: New Zealand Society in the Second World War , a new book from Stevan Eldred-Grigg, argues that we had no business going to war against either Germany in 1939 or Japan in 1941. Our motives for doing so were muddled and contradictory. ... More >>

Dunedin author shortlisted in prestigious awards

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:34 am | Otago University Press

Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot is a finalist in 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults announced today, Wednesday 7 June 2017. More >>

The gripping inside account of ‘the unfortunate experiment’

Monday, 13 February 2017, 9:29 am | Otago University Press

The gripping inside account of professional arrogance and denial in ‘the unfortunate experiment’ launches tonight More >>

Otago develops new Māori language App to make learning fun

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:11 am | Otago University Press

A University of Otago research project to find out how Dunedin families pass on Māori to their children has led to the development of an innovative new Māori Language App, called Aki. More >>

Mapping the OE phenomenon

Friday, 21 February 2014, 12:44 pm | Otago University Press

Jude Wilson’s new book Flying Kiwis: A history of the OE is the first detailed account of a uniquely Kiwi phenomenon: the extended overseas working holiday. More >>

The significance of everyday experience - by Owen Marshall

Friday, 21 February 2014, 12:39 pm | Otago University Press

The White Clock takes us from Gorbio to Nelson, from Turkey to St Bathan’s, from Richard III to resentful schoolboys on detention; from intimate endearments to a portrait of the disillusioned guy in the pub cover band. More >>

Prof Harlene Hayne announced as Vice-Chancellor of Otago Uni

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 11:24 am | Otago University Press

Professor Harlene Hayne to lead Otago and becomes first woman Vice-Chancellor of New Zealand's first university Leading Psychology researcher Professor Harlene Hayne, ONZM, has been chosen as the University of Otago's next Vice-Chancellor. Currently ... More >>

Busy Week Ahead For Otago University Press

Thursday, 22 July 2010, 4:43 pm | Otago University Press

Three Exciting New Titles Will Be Launched In Four Days O n Tuesday the 27th of July Doing Well and Doing Good: Ross and Glendining, Scottish Enterprise in New Zealand by S.R.H will be launched at the Hocken Library, University of Otago. Doing Well ... More >>

Christchurch author wins Mary Gilmore Award

Friday, 9 July 2010, 5:16 pm | Otago University Press

The Summer King by Joanna Preston, the inaugural winner of The Kathleen Grattan Award, New Zealand’s richest poetry prize, has now added another notch to its belt by winning the prestigious Australian Mary Gilmore Award 2010 for best first book of ... More >>

Seresin Landfall Writer Residency

Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 12:58 pm | Otago University Press

Seresin Estate has highlighted its commitment to the arts and creative endeavour with the development of an annual writer’s residency. More >>

Nurse to the Imagination: The Burns Fellowship

Thursday, 18 September 2008, 1:41 pm | Otago University Press

“Part of a university’s proper business is to act as nurse to the arts, or, more exactly, to the imagination as it expresses itself in the arts and sciences. Imagination may flourish anywhere. But it should flourish as a matter of course in the university, ... More >>

Lighted Windows: Critical Essays on Robin Hyde

Thursday, 18 September 2008, 1:37 pm | Otago University Press

Robin Hyde, journalist, poet, novelist, war correspondent (from China, in 1938) and committed political figure, was central to the movements and debates of a volatile period in New Zealand’s development. She was not afraid to draw on her own experience ... More >>

New Zealand Masculinity – Fact and Fiction

Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 2:47 pm | Otago University Press

New Zealand continues to have a high incidence of violence, crime and male suicide and, while several books have attempted to explain the ‘Kiwi male’, finding out why has never been easy. More >>



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