Book Launches

Epiphanies of a Young Mind

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature was thrilled to partner with Dunedin Public Libraries to launch Epiphanies of a Young Mind, a debut collection of insightful poems by 11-year-old Aahana Mundamattam and beautifully illustrated by her 16-year-old sister Anaya. At the launch event each member of the whānau, all of them creative, caring and supportive, shared stories of the inspiration behind the book and the parts they had played in facilitating its publication by Books Etc (India, 2022).     

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A Town Trod by Poets

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature has produced A Town Trod by Poets, by Roger Hickin with photography and poetry by Peter Olds. This beautiful book celebrates unique bodies of work that pay homage to our heritage as an extraordinary and creative city. Roger Hickin deftly maps the city with words, while renowned Dunedin poet Peter Olds, captures a slice of history with his poetry and irresistible photographs of 1990’s graffiti art.

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature will be proud to offer this fine volume both locally and internationally for special gifts, awards and prizes.

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Neil Grant: Master Potter

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature was proud to partner with Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin School of Art for the launch of Neil Grant: Master Potter by Peter Stupples, held on 20 October 2021.

‘‘Pottery is my challenge, striving toward the unreachable — creating something which I cannot define, probably will not attain, yet which compels me to turn and assemble and glaze and fire ...’’

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A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aoteatoa

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature was proud to partner with Auckland University Press and Dunedin Public Libraries on the Dunedin launch of the first-ever anthology of Asian New Zealand creative writing, A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Paula Morris and Alison Wong.

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In partnership with Dunedin Public Libraries and Cold Hub Press, Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature was proud to host a well-attended free event celebrating the publication of Jenny Powell’s Meeting Rita in the City Library on Tuesday 3 August 2021.

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Prague in my Bones by Jindra Tichý 

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature in partnership with Quentin Wilson Publishing and Dunedin Public Libraries was thrilled to launch Jindra Tichý’s long-awaited memoir Prague in My Bones.The audience was treated to a beautiful slideshow of Jindra’s native city Prague and these images made the occasion.

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