A Literary City

Dunedin is a magnificent example of a small city that lives, breathes and connects through its people, its culture and its intense love of literature. Situated in the South Island of New Zealand, Dunedin has a population of approximately 123,000 people and although a rather young city in worldly terms, it is well known as a university town of excellence in research and learning, and a city where writers, books and literature thrive.

Join Beverly Martens, Dunedin Literary Walking Tours, for a fascinating and entertaining guided tour of the central city or University campus. Hear stories about well-known New Zealand writers; discover key sites in Dunedin’s rich literary history; and see some of the quirky new ways in which we’re celebrating our UNESCO City of Literature status.

10 Fast Facts

Awards and Competitions

Connections with UNESCO Creative Cities

Creative Cities Southern Hui

Drama NZ Otago Southland


Key Events


Literary Arts

Literary Tours

Little Landers Literature

Places to Visit

Publishers and Publications




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