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VUP's Best Young NZ Writers

VUP's Best Young NZ Writers

You suspected it was true, now it's official, according to Steve Braunias and the Listener poll which says that VUP publish the best young NZ writers. "Cheers, too, to Victoria University Press, which represent half of the novelists on the top 10".

Number ONE - Catherine Chidgey Golden Deeds In a Fishbone Church

Number TWO - Kate Duignan Breakwater

Number THREE - Damien Wilkins Chemistry Nineteen Widows Under Ash Little Masters
Number FIVE - Tim Corballis Measurement

Below (Number Seven on the list is Emily Perkins, first published by VUP, now with Picador)

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