Vacancy at Exisle Publishing

Posted: Monday November 30, 2020

Expand your mind

What's coming up – Professional Development

Posted: Monday November 30, 2020

Greatness is Infectious

Their written words have made long-lasting, generational impacts on this country - and beyond.

Posted: Monday November 30, 2020

A river runs through him

We only truly know one river in our lives. US writer Thomas McGuane said so and even this struck him as too expansive. So he added: only one part of that river would we know intimately.

Posted: Sunday November 29, 2020

Landfall Review Online

Reviews by Piet Nieuwland

Posted: Sunday November 29, 2020

Poetry Shelf noticeboard: The inaugural recipient of The Caselberg Trust’s new Elizabeth Brooke-Carr Emerging Writers Residency in 2021

The Caselberg Trust announced today that the inaugural recipient of its new Elizabeth Brooke-Carr Emerging Writers Residency in 2021 will be Ōtepoti Dunedin writer Megan Kitching.

Posted: Friday November 27, 2020

Playwright wins top award, $10K prize

Emily Duncan’s sharp, sophisticated, passionate, quirky, evocative and unsettling writing style has won her yet another prestigious award — this time, the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award.

Posted: Wednesday November 25, 2020

Two awards in a month for local writer

Prolific, award-winning Wanaka writer Liz Breslin has had a stellar month: picking up prizes from both the International Writers' Workshop and the Queenstown Writers’ Festival. Two weeks ago, November 5-8, Liz won the adult category of the inaugural Queenstown Writers’ Festival Short Story Competition.

Posted: Tuesday November 24, 2020


Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2020 – winners announced – Third time lucky for Palmerston North poet...

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

Give a kid a book and you give them the world

Last year the fledgling charity scheme Kiwi Christmas Books gave 1600 children’s books to Auckland Women’s Refuge and the Auckland City Mission. This year they’re going national, as founder Sonya Wilson explains.

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020


The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is now inviting submissions for the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers published in New Zealand.

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

Landfall 240 has arrived!

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

Poetry Shelf review: Bill Manhire’s Wow

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

A World History of Bluff: Dr Michael Stevens

Ngāi Tahu historian Dr Michael Stevens has just been recognised by the Royal Society Te Apārangi Te Kōpūnui with a Māori Research Award.

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

Following Colin McCahon

Everything seems to come a little late to Aotearoa New Zealand, and even later to Dunedin, its southernmost university town. As we have learned this year, belatedness can be a good thing. But in the art world, it has often made New Zealanders feel a generation behind the curve.

Posted: Monday November 23, 2020

Read Share Grow — children’s books for South Dunedin

Something big is happening in South Dunedin! It's happening in schools and early childhood centres, in community organisations, and other places children visit across the South of Dunedin, from Concord to Tainui.

Posted: Friday November 20, 2020

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival Newsletter

Posted: Thursday November 19, 2020

te haerenga o reo pepi – the next chapter

The Reo Pēpi series is one of the real success stories in the Aotearoa world of publishing for littlies. The popularity of these labour-of-love board books can be credited as having a major role in kicking off a new wave of reorua/bilingual board books from publishers big and small.

Posted: Monday November 16, 2020

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