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February 2014

 
2013 was huge for Auckland University Press. With some gangs, some birds, a photographer and a bunch of great authors, we achieved record sales in a year in which the local book market took a hit. We won some big awards. And we took almost 300 of our best books into the digital age.

Cover detail, The Wandering Mind, Michael C Corballis
How about 2014? As usual, it’ll be different. From Nga Puhi history to Ngati Porou art, we’ll be publishing some of the most ambitious books on the Maori world we’ve ever taken on. We’ve got history and biography, poetry and public health. We’ve got a wandering mind and a cardboard cathedral. We hope you’ll find fresh voices, fresh ideas and fresh air in our books this year – dive on in.

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Our Birds of New Zealand app has been flying out of the stores. But if you’re keen to play with it before you lay out cash, try the free Apple Birds of New Zealand Lite app, now up on iTunes.
Cover detail, Captain Cook in the Underworld, Robert Sullivan.
Reprints:
Robert Sullivan’s collection of poems, Captain Cook in the Underworld 9781869402815, has been reprinted and is now back in stock. Robert will be appearing at the Wellington Writers' Week in March.

Tigers at Awhitu 9781869404574, by Sarah Broom, has been reprinted. We expect this collection and Sarah’s second, Gleam 9781869407704, to stay in demand while publicity about the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize continues until at least May – the winner will be announced during the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.



Now out of stock in New Zealand:
The Turbulent Years, 1870-1900, 978090891222.

Young Knowledge: The Poems of Robin Hyde, edited by Michele Leggott, 9781869402983. Young Knowledge is now available as an ebook.
Cover detail, The Rise and Fall of National Women's Hospital, Linda Brdyer
Cutting edge medical breakthroughs; the Lawson quins and the ‘glamorous gynaecologists’; the so-called ‘unfortunate experiment’ and the neonatal chest physiotherapy inquiry: National Women’s Hospital was the major site of our twentieth-century revolution in women’s health and reproduction.

Linda Bryder reveals that history in The Rise and Fall of National Women’s Hospital and explores the stories on NewztalkZB here and in the NZ Herald here.
Deborah Shepard
Wednesday 12 February 2014, 6pm, Takapuna. Learn the art and craft of memoir with Deborah Shepard (Her Life's Work, Partners in Art). In association with the Michael King Writers Centre. Takapuna Library, The Strand, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland.

Jarrod Gilbert
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 12.15pm, Wellington. Jarrod Gilbert (Patched) opens the 2014 MCH History Seminar Series talking about the gangs of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage, L4, ASB House, 101 The Terrace, Wellington.

Shaun Hendy
Wednesday 5 March, 5 for 5.30pm, Hamilton. Shaun Hendy (Get off the Grass) discusses science, innovation and the economy at the Hillcrest Library, Masters Ave.
 


Friday 7–Wednesday 12 March, 2014, Wellington. The NZ Festival Writers Week features Alice Miller, Anne Kennedy, Diana Morrow, Jane Stafford, Jenny Carlyon, Lydia Wevers, Michael Harlow, Robert Sullivan. Some events ticketed. Various venues, Wellington.

Alice Miller by Dylan Whiting
Tuesday 11 March, 6.15pm, Wellington. Alice Miller’s new collection, The Limits, will be launched at 7.30pm after a NZ Festival poetry reading at 6.15pm. Free event. Meow Café, 9 Edward Street, Wellington.



Exhibitions
His Own Steam (Barry Brickell) in Hamilton.
Until 16 February 2014, Waikato Museum, Hamilton.
 
Graham Percy
A Micronaut in the Wide World (Graham Percy) exhibition in Whangarei.
17 February 2014–20 April 2014, Whangarei Art Museum, The Hub, Dent Street, Town Basin.
 


His Own Steam (Barry Brickell) in Auckland.
7 March 2014–2 May 2014, Gus Fisher Gallery, Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland City.

Win a Birds of New Zealand Apple app! To enter the draw for a free copy of the Birds of New Zealand app from the iTunes store, send us a picture you’ve taken of your fave New Zealand bird and and tell us why that bird’s a winner. You can upload your entry to our Facebook page or tweet it to @AUPBooks, tagged #birdsofnzapp, or send your entry in to us by email and we’ll post it for you. Photos must be your original work. The competition closes on 26 February 2014. The prize must be claimed from the iTunes store within a month of receipt.

Sarah Broom
The Sarah Broom Poetry Prize has opened for submissions and we hear the cash prize will be substantial! New and established Kiwi poets – enter by submitting a suite of 6–8 unpublished poems by 14 March, full details here. Shortlisted poets will be asked to read at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, where the winner will be announced.
Cover detail, A NZ Book of Beasts, Annie Potts, Philip Armstrong, Deidre Brown
A new window onto our culture and identity has been intriguing critics: A New Zealand Book of Beasts reveals the truths of our relationships with the ‘nonhuman animals’ who share these islands with us.
 
‘I thoroughly recommend it to your readers’ – Harry Broad, Nine to Noon
 
‘will prove a treasure to anyone interested in an in-depth look at animals in New Zealand that goes beyond the stereotypes.’ – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, NZ Listener

Cover detail, Changing Times, Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow 
Hear Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow discuss Changing Times: New Zealand Since 1945 on Radio Live here, on Afternoons with Jim Mora, RNZ National, and Late Night Live, ABC Australia, on 24 February. See them in person with Lydia Wevers at the NZ Festival Writers' Week on 9 March – book your tickets now.

‘Well written and very well researched, the book takes its reader on a journey that covers every aspect of New Zealand life.’ – Marion Dreadon, ‘We Love Books, Booksellers NZ
 
‘There’s a lot packed into this book, and many names and dates, but the writing is uncomplicated, and largely devoid of jargon and punctuated regularly by some excellent photographs.’ – Dionne Christian, Sunday Star-Times
 
‘Each page of this work gives a reflective insight of New Zealand’s post-war journey.’ – Wayne Parsons, Otago Daily Times
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