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Unpredictable powers of non-human world inspire collection

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 11:09 am | Otago University Press

Lyttelton poet Philip Armstrong has won the 2019 Kathleen Grattan Award with his poetry manuscript ‘Sinking Lessons’. ‘Sinking Lessons’ was described by judge Jenny Bornholdt as an ‘accomplished, engaging collection of poems that displays ... More >>

Landfall essay competition joint winners

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 11:35 am | Otago University Press

Wellington writer Tobias Buck and London based New Zealand writer Nina Mingya Powles are the joint winners of the 2019 Landfall Essay Prize. More >>

A City Possessed 2019 Edition coincides with Ellis appeal

Monday, 9 September 2019, 5:47 pm | Otago University Press

Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand’s most high-profile criminal cases – a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. More >>

A literary road between past and present

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 12:30 pm | Otago University Press

Peat is an unconventional text: an intelligent and beautifully refracted work that is haunting, fearless and utterly compelling. More >>

Top prize for Hudson & Halls book

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 11:20 am | Otago University Press

Otago University Press Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 MAY 2019 Hudson & Halls: The food of love by Joanne Drayton won the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Author Joanne Drayton ... More >>

Hudson and Halls biography shortlisted for Ockham awards

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 10:40 am | Otago University Press

Otago University Press is proud to have Hudson and Halls: The food of love by Joanne Drayton as a finalist for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, say OUP co-publishers Rachel Scott and Vanessa Manhire. Hudson and Halls: The food of love is a riveting ... More >>

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 >>





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