Landfall celebrates 70th anniversary with new prize for young writers

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

Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen By Jocelyn Harris

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’, 

‘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

Taking our Children's Books to Bologna

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

Bologna showcases local writers

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

Getting the Play Right

Bios for the panel of Fringe Festival playwrights

Posted: Wednesday March 15, 2017

Students living up to literary reputation

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

Writers Residency Opportunities in 2017 / 18 in Dunedin - City of Literature

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

Poetry Trail launches in Port Chalmers

Posted: Monday February 27, 2017

A tribute to Catriona Ferguson

Statement from Peter Biggs, Chair of the New Zealand Book Council

Posted: Monday February 20, 2017

Issue 8 of Down in Edin Magazine is now online

Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2017

University of Otago to offer City of Literature scholarship

The University of Otago and Dunedin City Council are excited to announce the launch of a new doctoral scholarship in literary studies.

Posted: Wednesday January 25, 2017

Best Books 2016

What will you be reading in 2017? Choose from our library staff’s Best Books of 2016 list.

Posted: Wednesday January 18, 2017

The University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship

The Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago invites applications for a new doctoral scholarship in literary studies: The University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship.

Posted: Friday January 13, 2017

Heritage Matters on Otago Access Radio

Twenty episodes of "Heritage Matters", the programme produced on behalf of Southern Heritage Trust for Otago Access Radio have gone to air since its inception in March 2016.

Posted: Friday December 23, 2016

Aotearoa Summer Reads to inspire nation to choose home-grown talent

A cast of New Zealand writers have selected their top picks from the Aotearoa-grown bookshelves to help guide kiwis in their Summer reading goals.

Posted: Friday December 9, 2016

Cast of storytellers to delight with tales in many tongues

Dunedin (Thursday, 8 December) – The organisers of Dunedin’s inaugural International Storytelling Festival have been overwhelmed with support – so much so, they have started a waiting list for storytellers.

Posted: Friday December 9, 2016

Airini Beautrais wins Landfall Essay Competition 2016

Airini Beautrais has been named the winner of the 2016 Landfall Essay Competition for her essay ‘Umlaut’. Competition judge David Eggleton said that her essay stood out as ‘written by someone unwilling to be boring, willing to take risks, and enough of a seasoned practitioner to carry it off with...

Posted: Thursday November 3, 2016

First complete edition of Katherine Mansfield’s poems

Oh God! I am divided still. I am bad. I fail in my personal life. I lapse into impatience, temper, vanity & so I fail as thy priest. Perhaps poetry will help. – Katherine Mansfield, 1921 diary entry

Posted: Thursday November 3, 2016

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