Friday, July 23, 2010

Busy Week Ahead For Otago University Press

Award Deadlines Coming Up Fast!
31 July is the deadline for two writing competitions associated with Landfall

The Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry
The award is for an original collection of poems or a long poem by a New Zealand or Pacific resident or citizen. The winner will receive $16,000 and a year’s subscription to Landfall. Individual poems in the collection can be previously published, but the collection as a whole should be unpublished.

Landfall Essay Competition

Entries for the eighth Landfall Essay Competition have been pouring in but the entry cut off point is drawing ever nearer. The winner will receive $3000 and a year’s subscription to Landfall and the winning entry/ies will be published in the November 2010 issue. The purpose of the competition remains as it was at the outset: to encourage New Zealand writers to think aloud about New Zealand culture, and to revive and sustain the tradition of vivid, contentious and creative essay writing in this country

Those wishing to enter either competition are reminded that entries will only be accepted before 5 pm, Friday 31 July 2010. Futher details of both competitions can be found at

Three Exciting New Titles Will Be Launched In Four Days

On Tuesday the 27th of July Doing Well and Doing Good: Ross and Glendining, Scottish Enterprise in New Zealand by S.R.H will be launched at the Hocken Library, University of Otago. Doing Well and Doing Good is the story of Ross & Glendining & Co, at one time NZ’s largest manufacturing business, which operated for more than a century

On Friday 30th of July Indigenous Identity and Resistance: Researching the Diversity of Knowledge will be launched at the Te Tumu - School of Maori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies. Indigenous Identity and Resistance is a broad, multidisciplinary book representing the new directions scholarship in Indigenous Studies is taking today.

Also on Friday 30th of July, National Poetry Day, Stunning debut of the repairing of a life by the late Leigh Davis will be launched in Auckland. This book won The Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry 2009.

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