Sex, dairy farming and feminism are among the unlikely bedfellows at this year’s New Zealand Young Writers Festival, fifteen free events delivering some of the country’s finest young wordsmiths to Dunedin from September 7-10.
Posted: Wednesday August 16, 2017
Port Chalmers author and illustrator David Elliot has won the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, which were held in Wellington last night.
Posted: Monday August 14, 2017
Waikato novelist Catherine Chidgey has been named as the recipient of a Janet Frame Literary Trust Award worth $5,000.
Posted: Thursday July 20, 2017
‘Tītī hotdog with horopito pickled onions and mānuka smoked chilli relish’.
Posted: Wednesday July 19, 2017
The latest Reed Gallery exhibition at Dunedin Public Library explores the outer covers of books - their bindings.
Posted: Tuesday July 18, 2017
Polly Plum is a biography of one of New Zealand’s earliest feminists, Mary Ann Colclough, whose publicly voiced opinions saw her described in the nineteenth century as ‘our own little stray strap of a modern female fanatic’.
Posted: Monday June 12, 2017
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.
Posted: Wednesday June 7, 2017
Lift Women’s Voices. Burn The Patriarchy Down.
Posted: Tuesday June 6, 2017
When I found the rat on the ground I had no idea it would change my life.
Posted: Monday May 29, 2017
Playwright Robert Lord (1945–1992) is to be honoured with a plaque in the Dunedin Writers Walk in the Octagon.
Posted: Thursday May 11, 2017
Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, has announced the winner of the inaugural Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition.
Posted: Thursday April 27, 2017
In Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen, Jocelyn Harris argues that Jane Austen was a satirist, a celebrity-watcher, and a keen political observer.
Posted: Monday April 24, 2017
‘Capturing Light – Roy Miller – New Zealand Stained Glass artist’, has just won a bronze medal in the Australasian non-fiction section of the American Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Posted: Tuesday April 18, 2017
UNESCO City of Literature Dunedin were offered an opportunity they couldn't ignore: to bid to have a stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fair earlier this month. Ella West reports.
Posted: Thursday April 13, 2017
Dunedin is stealing the show in Bologna this week after the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature won a stand at the iconic Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which runs from 3 to 6 April.
Posted: Wednesday April 5, 2017
Bios for the panel of Fringe Festival playwrights
Posted: Wednesday March 15, 2017
With Dunedin’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature and its well-known legacy in publishing, it should come as no surprise that a group of Otago students have joined forces to produce their own literary publication: The Scribbler.
Posted: Monday March 13, 2017
The Robert Lord Writers Cottage Trust, Dunedin announces the closing dates for residencies available at the historic Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage in Dunedin from August 2017 to August 2018.
Posted: Tuesday February 28, 2017