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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
New editor appointed for Landfall.
Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall, published by Otago University Press.
Neale, who lives in Dunedin, has published six novels and five poetry
collections, and edited several anthologies.
She is a former Robert Burns fellow (2012) and has received numerous
awards and grants for her writing including the Janet Frame/NZSA Memorial Prize
for Literature (2008), the University of Otago/Sir James Wallace Pah Residency
(2014), and she was Philip and Diane Beatson/NZSA Writing Fellow in 2015.
Neale was awarded the Kathleen Grattan Award for 2011 for her poetry
collection The Truth Garden, and was
a finalist for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand
Book Awards 2017 for her novel Billy Bird.
She has extensive experience as a literary editor and reviewer, and
holds a PhD in New Zealand Literature from University College London (UK).
In making the announcement, Otago University Press publisher Rachel
Scott says the role of Landfall editor is one that is at the heart of New Zealand arts and literature.
“Otago University Press is pleased to entrust this position to a writer
and editor of such distinction and talent.”
New Zealand's foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. Published
biannually, iit showcases new fiction and poetry, as well as biographical and
critical essays, cultural commentary and visual arts.
founded in 1947 by the Dunedin writer, critic and arts patron Charles Brasch.
Retiring editor David Eggleton was editor between 2009 and 2017 (from
issues 218 to 234), one of the
llongest tenures of any Landfall editor. An award-winning poet and critic, Eggleton was
recently awarded a Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency.