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The Invisible Mile - launch speech
We recently launched The Invisible Mile by David Coventry at Unity Books. Carl Shuker, who gave the launch speech has kindly allowed us to publish it below. Carl Shuker, photo courtesy of Aaron...

June newsletter
David Coventry's debut novel is set during the 1928 Tour de France. It re-imagines the tour from inside the peloton, where the test of endurance for one rider becomes a psychological journey into...

6 questions for Roger Horrocks
Poet, filmmaker and biographer Roger Horrocks has a new poetry collection, Song of the Ghost in the Machine out now. Ahead of his launch at Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland on this Wednesday, we asked...

MAY NEWSLETTER
Two new poetry titles in May We release David Beach's fourth collection of sonnets this month. Jerusalem Sonnets, Love, Wellington Zoo contains series of sonnets that tackle these three topics in...

On Sonnets
"Generally poets viewing the universe, post-Darwin, post-Freud, post-J. K. Rowling, as meaningless, continue to feel the need to incorporate a fair amount of meaninglessness in their poems, the...

4 Questions for Bridget van der Zijpp
Bridget van der Zijpp's second novel, In the Neighbourhood of Fame, will be launched on Wednesday 8 April in Auckland (6.30pm at Portland Public House, Kingsland). Ahead of her launch we asked her a...

April newsletter
Two new titles in April Vincent O'Sullivan's long writing career includes seventeen collections of poetry which sit alongside his novels, biography, plays and short stories. Being Here: Selected...

Congratulations
Congratulations to Caoilinn Hughes. Gathering Evidence has been named a finalist in the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize. It is one of five titles shortlisted for the prize ...

March newsletter
Forthcoming books in 2015 In April we release Bridget van der Zijpp's second novel, In the Neighbourhood of Fame. The trappings of fame, the power of social media and dysfunctional relationships...

Christmas holiday hours and closure
Victoria University Press will be closed from Friday 19 December at 3pm and will reopen on Monday 5 January at 9am. Final orders will need to be received by this Wednesday 17 December. Any orders...

Four questions for Dylan Horrocks
Dylan Horrocks's much anticipated Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen is out now. If you're in Wellington he is at Unity Books on this Friday 12 December, 12pm – 12.45pm for an instore reading and signing...

December newsletter – new releases and forthcoming titles in 2015
TWO NEW TITLES IN DECEMBER Dylan Horrock's long awaited graphic novel is released this month. Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen is the thoughtful, erotic and funny story of cartoonist Sam Zabel as he...

Dear Neil Roberts launch speech
We launched Dear Neil Roberts by Airini Beautrais last week. Poet Maria McMillan launched the book and she has kindly allowed us to post her launch speech here. at The Guest Room for the Dear Neil...

Launch speeches for How Does It Hurt?
We launched Stephanie de Montalk's How Does It Hurt? at Unity Books on Tuesday last week. Damien Wilkins delivered a fantastic launch speech which he's kindly allowed us to post here. Stephanie's own...

5 Questions for Airini Beautrais
Tonight we launch Dear Neil Roberts at The Guest Room, Southern Cross Bar in Wellington at 6pm, come on down if you are reading this prior to this evening. Airini Beautrais's third collection of...

Prendergast: Legal Villain?
Last week we held the launch of Prendergast: Legal Villain? at the Supreme Court in Wellington. Here is an excerpt from author Grant Morris's launch speech. Grant Morris, Fergus Barrowman and Sir...

How Does It Hurt?
Tonight we launch How Does It Hurt? by Stephanie de Montalk at Unity Books in Wellington. If you're reading this before 6pm on Tuesday 18 November, come on down! Here's a bit about the book: ...

3 Questions for Grant Morris
Tomorrow night we launch Grant Morris's biography of James Prendergast at the Supreme Court. Prendergast: Legal Villain is the first biography of this major figure in New Zealand's legal history and...

November Newsletter
To subscribe to our monthly newsletter sign up on our homepage  New this monthWe have six new titles out in November. How Does It Hurt? by Stephanie de Montalk(memoir, $40) A decade of...

Give Us This Day launch
On Monday evening (13 October) we held a very successful launch for Give Us This Day by Helena Wiśniewska Brow at Unity Books.  Herewith, Harry Ricketts launch speech for the book: In 2009...

Five Questions for Fleur Adcock
The Land Ballot tells an emigration story which is also a story of New Zealand in the early 20th century ('dry’ regions, poverty, hard manual labour, the ‘cursed’ blocks of land). Is this a story...

October newsletter
To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, sign up on our homepage Three new titles in OctoberGive Us This Day: A Memoir of Family and Exile by Helena Wiśniewska Brow   In 1944, Stefan...

3 Questions with Steven Loveridge
Steven Loveridge's Calls to Arms: New Zealand Society and Commitment to the Great War was released in September. It considers New Zealand's war commitment as emblematic of deeper cultural sentiments...

3 brief questions: Ian Wedde
Ian Wedde's memoir, The Grass Catcher: A Digression About Home, is one of our new titles this month. For the past year Ian has been in Germany on the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writer's Residency,...

Launch speech for Sleeping on Horseback
It was a warm crowd for the launch of Frances Samuel's Sleeping on Horseback last week. Editor Ashleigh Young launched the book. Herewith, her speech:"It is my very deep pleasure to hold Frances...

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