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VUP Releases Free E-book To Entertain Readers

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 1:38 pm | Victoria University Press

Victoria University of Wellington Press has released a free e-book with fiction, poetry and non-fiction by 42 writers as an offering to readers during the state of emergency in New Zealand. The VUP publishers say in their brief foreword: ‘The ... More >>

Book casts new light on Treaty settlement process

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:13 pm | Victoria University Press

A new book, written by a Victoria University of Wellington academic, argues that genuine and durable reconciliation can occur only when the importance of Māori legal traditions in the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process is recognised. More >>

NZ photographer to receive prestigious French Honour

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:21 pm | Victoria University Press

In a rare honour, photographer Fiona Pardington will be named a Knight (Chevalier) in the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, in a ceremony at Auckland War Memorial ... More >>

VUP a vital part of New Zealand’s reading culture

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:12 pm | Victoria University Press

The New Zealand Post Book Awards, presented last week, show what good health Victoria University Press (VUP) is in says Publisher Fergus Barrowman. Six VUP writers were finalists in the awards. VUP books went on to win the poetry and fiction categories—Vincent ... More >>

The Luminaries Short Listed For Man Booker Prize 2013

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 9:06 am | Victoria University Press

Victoria University Press is thrilled at the announcement that Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries has made the short list of just six books for the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2013 announced today in London. More >>

Book award winners for Victoria University Press

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 12:52 pm | Victoria University Press

Two Victoria University Press authors are the recipients of this year’s New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Best First Book Awards at the New Zealand Post Book Awards announced today. More >>

Geoff Cochrane Wins Janet Frame Poetry Award

Friday, 28 August 2009, 10:44 am | Victoria University Press

Wellingtonian Geoff Cochrane has been granted this year’s Janet Frame Poetry Award. The announcement of the annual award is timed to commemorate the late author's birthday, 28 August. This year Janet Frame would have turned 85. Geoff said, “This is of ... More >>

Much-Loved Writer Barbara Anderson Honoured

Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 10:40 am | Victoria University Press

Barbara Anderson will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature from the University of Otago this weekend. This degree marks her enormous contribution to New Zealand literature. She has written eight novels including the award-winning ... More >>

‘Talky Poems’ Win the Montana Book Award

Friday, 24 July 2009, 11:09 am | Victoria University Press

“The Rocky Shore” by Jenny Bornholdt has won the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry. The six long poems that make up “The Rocky Shore” were written over the course of six years. More >>

A Remarkable Young New Zealand Writer

Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 2:05 pm | Victoria University Press

“As debuts go, this one is astral – as well as teasing, intelligent and knowing. It made me think of ‘Bonjour Tristesse’ (1955) and of its author, Françoise Sagan, another young writer of stellar talent.” - Tom Adair THE SCOTSMAN More >>

Kiwi Honoured by UK Society of Authors

Monday, 22 June 2009, 2:47 pm | Victoria University Press

Her story of a high-school sex scandal and its myriad consequences has been hailed by critics, with Louise O'Brien NINE TO NOON BEST BOOKS OF 2008, calling it, "My favourite New Zealand novel of the year." More >>

Book on the Treaty Named Best NZ Legal Book 2008

Friday, 29 May 2009, 10:26 am | Victoria University Press

Matthew S. R. Palmer’s book “The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand’s Law and Constitution” has won the JF Northey Book Award. More >>

New Local Writer Shortlisted for Major Prize

Thursday, 19 February 2009, 12:59 pm | Victoria University Press

Bridget van der Zijpp’s novel Misconduct has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Best First Book Prize, South East Asia and the Pacific region. More >>

New title from Victoria University Press

Tuesday, 17 February 2009, 1:51 pm | Victoria University Press

Journeys Towards Progress is both a valuable study of the emerging world of 20th-century Oceania and the Pacific Rim, and an extended reflection on a scholarly life’s work. Over 50 years of close observation has produced important studies of Oceanic countries ... More >>

Big International Deals for Young NZ Writer

Thursday, 20 November 2008, 11:42 am | Victoria University Press

Eleanor Catton, whose debut novel “The Rehearsal” was published in NZ July this year, has secured a top UK literary agent and has just signed major contracts with two prestigious international publishers. More >>

Vintage Knox

Wednesday, 5 November 2008, 11:16 am | Victoria University Press

It’s been 10 years since the award-winning “The Vintner’s Luck” was published. Victoria University Press is proud to publish a strictly limited edition of 1000 copies to celebrate. More >>

Chinese Opera - futuristic fiction from Ian Wedde

Thursday, 28 August 2008, 4:41 pm | Victoria University Press

Chinese Opera is a dark and dazzling novel set in an all too plausible New Zealand of the near future. More >>

Misconduct: Bridget van der Zijpp

Tuesday, 1 April 2008, 10:27 am | Victoria University Press

Misconduct is a moving novel about the possibility of redemption, the sweet and sour taste of revenge and a woman’s search for friendship and love. More >>

Abandoned Novel wins Poet $65 000

Monday, 17 March 2008, 3:02 pm | Victoria University Press

VUP author David Beach was presented with a $65,000 cheque in Wellington on Saturday 15 March, as winner of the biennial Prize in Modern Letters. His first collection of poetry, cheekily called Abandoned Novel, was published by Victoria University ... More >>

Wellington A City for Sculpture - Vict. Uni. Press

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 12:28 am | Victoria University Press

For decades the Beehive has served as Wellington’s primary visual icon, its circular design neatly symbolising the functions and identity of New Zealand’s capital. But as Wellington has grown and diversified, public sculpture has assumed at least ... More >>





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