New OUP publisher named

Dr Sue Wootton has been named the new publisher for Otago University Press and will officially take up the role in April.

Posted: Monday February 22, 2021

Advice for writers, from writers

Tips for improving your craft and productivity from our UNESCO Virtual Writers in Residence

Posted: Monday February 22, 2021

Eggleton to judge Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award

New Zealand Poet Laureate David Eggleton will judge the Kathleen Grattan prize for 2021.

Posted: Friday February 19, 2021

NZ Booklovers Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced

The NZ Booklovers Awards 2021 shortlist, announced today, features a mixture of well-known authors and new writers.

Posted: Friday February 19, 2021

Kidman Otago's Irish Writing Fellow

Wellington author Dame Fiona Kidman has been appointed as the University of Otago’s inaugural Irish Writing Fellow.

Posted: Thursday February 18, 2021

Laura Jean McKay: winning Australia's richest literary prize

Palmerston North-based writer Laura Jean McKay recently won $125,000 at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, taking out the Victorian Prize for Literature and the Fiction award for her novel The Animals in That Country.

Posted: Tuesday February 16, 2021

Centre for the Book World Book Day Lecture and Dinner, 4 March

The Centre for the Book is delighted to offer the annual World Book Day Lecture, this year on Thursday, 4 March, at 5:30 pm in Archway 2.

Posted: Tuesday February 16, 2021

Pacific celebrated at Dunedin festival

The colour and vibrancy of Pasifika returned in style at the inaugural Moana Nui Festival in Dunedin at the weekend.

Posted: Sunday February 14, 2021

Underwater series tells NZ’s maritime stories

A joint project for Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Heritage New Zealand, and Fiordland-based tourism operator Fiordland Expeditions explores the history of Dusky Sound.

Posted: Sunday February 14, 2021

Taking up residency in a blizzard

My screen time is up 46%. I have divested myself of Facebook, cancelled my ongoing TradeMe favourite searches (NomD, futon and Dr Martens 39, since you ask) and turned off my notifications. And yet, my screen time is up 46%, writes Liz Breslin.

Posted: Sunday February 14, 2021

Feast of Riches: A Review of The Dark Is Light Enough

Dr Benjamin Pittman on the richness of the life of Ralph Hotere.

Posted: Friday February 12, 2021

Fringe offers eclectic selection

Dunedin Fringe Festival is the first major event out of the box for 2021, and has a huge programme to offer local audiences.

Posted: Thursday February 11, 2021

Youth Mentorship Programme 2021 Seeks Emerging Young Writers

Four secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills.

Posted: Wednesday February 10, 2021


Posted: Wednesday February 10, 2021

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