Seresin Estate and Otago University Press are delighted to announce
the winner of the 2014 Seresin Landfall Residency.
The sixth recipient of the Seresin Landfall Residency is Sandra Arnold, who plans to use the residency to work on her fourth book, a novel titled The Eshwell Bridge Witch Project.
‘The novel explores post-war educational philosophy, social inequality, colour prejudice and government policies that sent poor British children to Canada, Australia and New Zealand to work on farms and eventually populate those countries with white British stock.
Man Booker prize winner Eleanor Catton will join a line-up of high profile authors including international guests Alexander McCall Smith as well as Scottish writers Janice Galloway and Professor Nigel Leask at Dunedin’s inaugural Writers and Readers Festival held May 8-11.
Twenty one pallets of book stock have just moved up the South Island from Dunedin to Oxford in Canterbury; after many years of handling their own book distribution, Otago University Press has opted to have Nationwide distribute their books.
Other changes of distribution have come about from Harper Collins’ relocation of warehousing to their Australian base; AUP have found a new home with Craig Potton and David Bateman is now the distributor for Bridget Williams Books and Josh Easby’s Hurricane Press.