Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NZ Penguin Classics Collection

Press Release:

A stunning collection of celebrated New Zealand fiction, repackaged in fantastic new hardback jackets.

 Some of our most famous and much-loved titles that span from 1986 to 2000 have been given the royal treatment. While their award-winning content stays the same, their jackets have been redesigned to use artwork by a New Zealand-based artist who uses antique New Zealand stamps in her unique creations.

The New Zealand Penguin Classics selection includes The Skinny Louie Book by Fiona Farrell, The Burning Boy by Maurice Gee, The Singing Whakapapa by CK Stead, Potiki by Patricia Grace, The Book of Fame by Lloyd Jones and Let the River Stand by Vincent O’Sullivan. With these authors hailing from all across New Zealand, and each having won awards and other honours for their works, it is our pleasure to bring them to the fore once again, for another generation to enjoy and collect.

Among other credits, Vincent was honoured at the New Zealand Writers Festival last week, Patricia and Fiona were shortlisted for the Ockham Award along with a biography on Maurice Gee, CK Stead is the current Poet Laurate and Lloyd Jones had phenomenal success with the film version of Mister Pip.  

This fantastic collection celebrates how fantastic our New Zealand fiction and poetry is and we love having the opportunity to make it accessible for future generations. This is best described by Penguin Random House’s Publishing Director, Debra Millar: 
‘The Penguin New Zealand classic series celebrates some of the best works of fiction ever published in this country in beautiful keepsake editions that appropriately honour the significance of these author’s works.’

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