Thursday, January 17, 2019

What's New at Massey University Press


Happy New Year Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou. Welcome to our first newsletter of 2019, featuring a peek at our February and March titles — a strong and exciting line-up of books to kick-start the year. 


50 Years Young: A history of the Young Farmer of the Year


50 Years Young
The Young Farmer of the Year has tested the knowledge and skills of rural men and women for 50 years. In this lively book winners, finalists and organisers share the history of rural New Zealand’s most prestigious competition, dubbed ‘the challenge second only to the land’.

To read more about this book click here.


The 10 Question Q & A with 50 Years Young author Kate Taylor — read it here.


Auckland Architecture: A walking guide

Auckland Architecture
In this handy pocket guide, well-known architecture writer John Walsh teams up with architectural photographer Patrick Reynolds to offer a self-guided walking tour of 50 significant Auckland buildings, from the Victorian era to the brand new, including the Northern Club, West Plaza and Ironbank. The sparkling and informative text is accompanied by maps for each of the six routes.

To read more about this book click here.


The 10 Question Q & A with John Walsh — read it here.


Hazel and the Snails

Hazel and the Snails
Six-year-old Hazel tends her colony of shoebox snails while observing, with varying degrees of understanding, her father’s illness and final decline. Impending loss forms the heart of this story, but it’s charming and funny, too. Richly rewarding and cleverly layered, adults will be as drawn to it as children; seldom has the world of a young child been so delicately or acutely observed. Hazel and the Snails takes you straight to the heart of childhood’s mysteries and delights.

To read more about this book click here.

The 10 Question Q & A with Nan Blanchard — read it here.

John Scott Works


John Scott Works
This handsome book is a rich and loving tribute to the work and cultural significance of one of New Zealand’s most influential but least well-documented architects, John Scott (1924–1992). Over 40 projects, from Scott’s famous Futuna Chapel and the Werry House to the Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre and the Martin House, are beautifully photographed by David Straight. With essays by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Hana Scott, Bill McKay and Julia Gatley, and Gregory O’Brien.

To read more about this book click here.



The 10 Question Q & A with David Straight — read it here.


Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019
Poetry New Zealand, this country’s longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from New Zealand and overseas and presents the work of both talented newcomers and established voices. Issue #53 features 130 new poems — including work by this year’s featured poet, Stephanie Christie — essays, and reviews of 30 new poetry collections.

To read more about this book click here.



The 10 Question Q & A with Poetry New Zealand Yearbook editor Jack Ross — read it here.





New Year Honours

Congratulations to Massey University Press author Professor Peter Lineham, whose Sunday Best: How the Church Shaped New Zealand and New Zealand shaped the Church was published in 2017. We are thrilled that so many from the literature sector were also acknowledged: novelist and short story writer Dr Paula Morris; owner of The Women’s Bookshop Carole Beu; current New Zealand Poet Laureate Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh, and former National President of PEN Rosemary Wildblood.



Public Lending Right


A note to all our authors to register for the Public Lending Right. Registration is available here and closes 1 March 2019. 



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