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Six questions for Tim Corballis
Tim Corballis's new book, two novellas, R.H.I. combines historical research with fiction to tell the story of two twentieth-century lives. Joan Riviere (the 'R' of the title) was an early English...

August newsletter
 Three new releases in August James K. Baxter: Complete Prose has been a long labour of love for its editor Dr John Weir. He began the project back in 1965 when he produced a bibliography of...

Failed Love Poems
Joan Fleming's second poetry collection Failed Love Poems is released in August. We asked Joan to discuss a poem from the book, and also her choice of the wonderful Kushana Bush illustration for the...

Some of Us Eat the Seeds launch speech
Last week we launched Morgan Bach's poetry collection, Some of Us Eat the Seeds, to a huge crowd at Unity Books in Wellington. Thanks to those who came to support this fantastic debut book, and to...

Maurice Gee: Life and Work is launched
Despite the inclement weather, a large crowd of readers, writers and Maurice Gee fans filled out a warm Unity Books last night for the launch of Rachel Barrowman's biography of Gee, Life and...

10 Qs for Rachel Barrowman
Rachel Barrowman's much anticipated biography of Maurice Gee is released this Thursday (9 July) and ahead of the release we asked her about her experiences working on the book. How long has the...

July newsletter
This much anticipated biography, Maurice Gee: Life and Work by Rachel Barrowman, is released on 9 July. The biography interweaves the story of Gee's life with that of his long literary career....

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...

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