Victoria University of Wellington Press is Aotearoa New Zealand's leading publisher of new fiction and poetry, and a scholarly publisher specialising in New Zealand history, biography and essays. Founded in the 1970s, VUP now has a backlist of over 600 books in print and issues on average 35 new titles every year. VUP has a special mission to discover new writers.
VUP has Aotearoa New Zealand's strongest and most vibrant poetry list, featuring emerging poets such as Oscar Upperton, Tayi Tibble, Freya Daly Sadgrove and essa may ranapiri, alongside the widely acclaimed poets Jenny Bornholdt, Tusiata Avia, James Brown, Brian Turner, Hinemoana Baker, Dinah Hawken, Vincent O'Sullivan and inaugural NZ Poet Laureate Bill Manhire.
VUP publishes vital work in a wide range of subjects, including New Zealand history, law and public policy, biography and memoir, literary studies, art and architecture, Pacific studies, te reo Māori, and personal essay. Our non-fiction is viewed in broad, culturally diverse and interdisciplinary terms, embracing studies of Aotearoa New Zealand's past and present and how these may shape the future. Some of the critically acclaimed authors of non-fiction we have published are Rose Lu, Shayne Carter, Rachel Barrowman, Ashleigh Young, Maurice Gee and Chessie Henry.
Publisher: Fergus Barrowman
Publishing Manager: Craig Gamble
Editor: Ashleigh Young
Editor: Kyleigh Hodgson
Editor: Jasmine Sargent
Publicity Manager: Kirsten McDougall
Publicity Assistant: Tayi Tibble
Blair McRae, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Engagement (Convenor)
Bill Manhire, Emeritus Professor and Founding Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters
Rebecca Priestley, Associate Professor/Reader Wellington Faculty of Science
Lawrie McColl, Publishing Consultant
Fergus Barrowman, Publisher
Information for Booksellers
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