Fergus Barrowman

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Fergus Barrowman
Born 1961
Nationality New Zealand
Occupation Publisher
Known for Work at Victoria University Press and Sport magazine
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Knox [1]
Children 1
Website profile on VUP website

Fergus Barrowman MNZM[2][3] is a New Zealand publisher and literary commentator born in 1961.


Barrowman has been the publisher at Victoria University Press since 1985.[4]

Barrowman also edits and publishes the New Zealand literary magazine Sport. He co-founded the magazine with Elizabeth Knox, Damien Wilkins and Nigel Cox in 1988.[4][5][6] Sport has published the first works of Emily Perkins and Catherine Chidgey, as well as being an early publisher of Kate Flannery, Annamarie Jagose, Chris Orsman, Peter Wells,[7] and Eleanor Catton.

In June 2014, Barrowman was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.[2] He sees the award as recognition for 30 years of work in the publishing industry giving young talent a chance to be read.[8]


  1. ^ "Elizabeth Knox". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Dougan, Patrice (2 June 2014). "Queen's Birthday Honours: Knight 'blown away' by top award". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2014". Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Fergus Barrowman". Victoria University Press. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "About Sport Magazine". Sport Magazine. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Bialostocki, Matt (19 July 2013). "Fergus Barrowman". Unity Books. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sport Magazine". New Zealand Book Council. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Publisher of NZ's literary lights honoured". Daily Mail Online. Australian Associated Press. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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