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Latest Landfall Gets Up Close And Personal

Media release 29.11.01

Latest Landfall gets up close and personal

With 'private lives/true confessions' as its guiding theme, the latest issue of Landfall gets under the skin of 'the personal'. Landfall 202 gives the reader an intimate experience with a mix of revealing stories, poems, art, essays and reviews. It also contains a reminder about the Landfall Essay Competition, entries for which are due by 21 December 2001.

Each issue of Landfall contains its own unique brew of creativity. Landfall 202 is a bumper issue - the biggest yet - and is packed with summer reading. Writing highlights include a stunning piece by Douglas Wright on his coming out and his beginnings as a dancer. In a story by Jo Randerson, a Russian character confronts impending death in a submarine. Dinah Hawken contemplates forgiveness, Sarah Quigley tries to get close to the elusive Charles Brasch, and in her essay 'Domestic Gulags', Laura Kipnis offers a spirited critique of that thing called love. Shonagh Koea tells what happens when she lost her beloved diary.

Amongst the artwork included in Landfall 202 are some very close-up photographs by Anne Noble, and 'Friend Wanted' - a funny portfolio of drawings by Mark Braunias. Cover art and a portfolio of photos are by Yvonne Todd.

The issue also contains a special reviews feature devoted to a wave of recent biographical and autobiographical writing. Patrick Evans reviews a round-up of the latest New Zealand fiction.

New Zealand's flagship journal of new writing and art continues to receive acclaim. Once again this year Landfall was highly commended in the Best Reviews Page category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and Kim Hill recommended it 'should be a compulsory part of people's library'.


CONTRIBUTORS to Landfall 202 Art Mark Braunias, Anne Noble, Yvonne Todd, Anne Wallace Beginnings Douglas Wright Essays Peter Ireland, Laura Kipnis, Shonagh Koea, Sarah Quigley, C. K. Stead, McKenzie Wark Fiction Barbara Anderson, Tim Corballis, John Kinsella, Jo Randerson, Tim Wilson Poetry Paola Bilbrough, Dinah Hawken, Anna Jackson, Kai Jensen, Anna Livesey, Chris Price, Jack Ross, Larissa Szporluk Tribute by Jack Body: In Memorium Douglas Lilburn Special Feature: Writing Lives Kate De Goldi, Robert Dessaix, Dennis McEldowney, Claire Murdoch, Kim Worthington The Landfall Review James Brown, Jon Bywater, David Eggleton, Patrick Evans, Delia Falconer, Michael Hulse, Margaret Mahy, Marjorie Perloff, Chris Price Paper Cuts Michaela Hendry, Clare McIntosh, Denis Welch Letters It's a Monster!

THE EDITOR Justin Paton was born in Timaru in 1972. Previously a lecturer in the history and theory of painting, sculpture and photography at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, he is now curator of contemporary art at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. His art criticism, articles and book reviews have been published in a wide range number of newspapers and magazines.

CONTACTS for JUSTIN PATON: tel 03 474 3256 (work), 03 477 4470 (home), (021) 1388 508, or email

Landfall 202 edited by Justin Paton paperback, 224 pages ISBN 1 877276 ISSN 0023 7930 Published December 2001 $24.95

CONTACT Philippa Jamieson, Publicist University of Otago Press PO Box 56, Dunedin tel 03 479 9094 fax 03 479 8385

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