Landfall (journal)

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PublisherOtago University Press
Year founded1947
CountryNew Zealand
Based inDunedin

Landfall is New Zealand's oldest extant literary magazine. One predecessor was another Caxton Press magazine, the irregularly published Book, edited by Anton Vogt.[1] Denis Glover, of Caxton Press, visited Charles Brasch in London while on leaving during World War II, and it was then the two "discussed the idea for a new, professionally produced literary journal in New Zealand".[2]

The magazine was established in 1947[3] an published by Caxton Press, with Brasch as the editor-in-chief. The magazine features new fiction and poetry, biographical and critical essays, cultural commentary, and reviews of books, art, film, drama, and dance.

The magazine is published biannually by the Otago University Press. As of 2006, it consists of a paperback publication of about 200 pages. A website version of the journal publishes new literary reviews monthly.

Brasch remained editor until 1966 when he was succeeded by Robin Dudding (1966-1972, issues 81-101).[4] From 2010 to 2017 (issues 218 to 234) it was edited by David Eggleton.[5] In October 2017, it was announced that Emma Neale would become the new editor (from issue 325).[6][7]

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  1. ^ Schrader, Ben. "Art and literary magazines, 1930 to 1950". Te Ara: The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Caxton Press: The Art of Ordered Plainness: Case 11". Reed Gallery. Dunedin Public Libraries. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  3. ^ Eugene Benson; L.W. Conolly (30 November 2004). Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. Routledge. p. 902. ISBN 978-1-134-46848-5. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. ^ McWilliams, Tom (May 17, 2008). "Above all, delight". New Zealand Listener. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Eggleton, David". New Zealand Book Council. Archived from the original on 14 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  6. ^ "New editor appointed for Landfall journal". University of Otago. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Current issue". Landfall. Otago University Press. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

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