A story of colonial New Zealand and the mystery girl who rose from the slums to become a force to be reckoned with. It is 1858 in boom town Dunedin. Dreamers and vagabonds are pouring into the new col..
This new collection of poetry will enchant and provoke, comfort and delight. From the hilarious 'True Pregnancy Tales' to the sobering 'The First Stone', in which the author recounts her small child g..
The Stories of Eileen Duggan presents the two collections of short stories Eileen Duggan wrote but did not offer for publication, and includes a Preface by the editor, Helen J. O'Neill, and a substant..
Judging her first Landfall Essay Competition in 2018, Landfall editor Emma Neale was seriously challenged. The overall high quality of the 90 submissions made it impossible to choose. After a nails-bi..
Three misfits - close to genius, close to the brink - come together in a desperate love triangle in this compelling novel. When Bright is suddenly catapulted to fame, he can't cope with the pressure. ..
Sweeping the courtyard, the selected poems of Michael Harlow, provides a generous sampling from this major New Zealand poet's previous seven collections: Edges (1974), Nothing but Switzerland and Lemo..
rin's mother has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands. As Erin looks back at her twenty-six-year-old self, she can finally tell the story of the unimaginable task ..
Tail of the Taniwha is a collection of short stories by writer, poet and playwright Courtney Sina Meredith that builds on the themes and ideas of her signature publications, Brown Girls in Bright Red ..
"Today, it's the jacket's turn to take me for a walk instead of the dog." In this new collection, Dunedin's unofficial but authentic poet laureate--between revisiting 1950s childhood and destroying a ..
Piquant, frank, open, wistful, tender, funny this personal memoir by Diane Brown is deftly marbled throughout with social history. From carefully chosen anecdotes it slowly unfolds a vivid and compell..
Whakamiharo ana tera te tirohanga atu ki a ia, ki te kaieke tohora. I rere atu te wai i a ia, ka hamama tona waha kia taea ai te hau makariri te kupa iho. Ko ana karu e kohara ana i te ahurei. Korekor..
In this follow-up collection to the award-winning The Truth Garden, Emma Neale asks where exactly do the personal and the political drop hands? In poems that are engaged, compelling, witty and moving,..
In lieu of flowers, bring weeds. Elizabeth Morton's poems look unflinchingly at a raw and unstable world - the crash, the aftermath, the comeback, 'the black heat at the centre of things'. The poems i..
To the Occupant takes the everyday and transforms it into something fine and precious and enduring. With an unsparing attention, Emma Neale creates shape-shifting poems that confound prejudices and su..
In the spring of 2015 Paula Green walked Queen Charlotte Track, her poet's eye taking in the beauty of her surroundings and the history of the land. Early on the final day she slipped and injured hers..
The breath held or expelled in wonder, frustration or delight energises Emma Neale's writing. Poems in The Truth Garden take risks because they need to; in the clamour of family life they have require..
Diana Bridges subjects are reflected through a range of cultural lenses. To engagement with Western and New Zealand literature should be added her immersion in the great Asian cultures of China and In..
" No. 2" - Nanna Maria decides it is time to hand over the reigns of the family to her as yet unnamed successor. She orders a feast, and while the family prepare and await her decision, we get to know..
Allen Curnow called R. A. K. Mason (1905-71) New Zealand's `first wholly original, unmistakably gifted poet'. His Collected Poems, first published in 1962, was a rigorous selection made before Mason's..
We are unmoored by circumstances that set us adrift from our normal lives into unknown waters. The poems in this debut collection range from the luxury of certainty, through the loss of a partner, to ..
Kara lives in Victory Park council flats with her young son, just making a living by minding other people's kids - her nightly smoke on the fire escape the only time she can drop her guard and imagine..