Landfall is a place, a mythic place, a piece of valuable cultural estate, consistently representing over time the robust heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand arts and letters. Landfall 230 maintains the momentum, keeps the flag flying, and acts as a compass to home ground. The cover signals a turn to geopolitics and Maori land rights revisited, with Emily Karaka’s colourful landscape painting of Tamaki Makaurau-Auckland as disputed territory, while inside, Landfall 230 proves to be a strongly multicultural issue, reflecting the diversity and energy of contemporary New Zealand writing, with contributions by, among others, writers of Mexican, Samoan, Rotuman, Chinese, Irish and Indian backgrounds. Landfall 230 is then a pan-Pacific grab-bag of the best we have. Celebrating the power of the literary imagination with inside stories and true confessions, short fictions and thoughtful critiques, Landfall 230 is testament to the rich variety and dynamism of the current state of New Zealand culture.
About the Author
David Eggleton is a performance poet and writer. Part Polynesian, he grew up between Fiji and New Zealand. Eggleton’s many awards include six times Book Reviewer of the Year in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, PEN Best First Book of Poetry, the Robert Burns Fellowship and, uniquely among New Zealand poets, he was London Time Out’s Street Entertainer of the Year in 1985. He also writes non-fiction, has produced several documentaries, CDs and short films. He is the author of Time of the Icebergs, The Conch Trumpet, and the editor of the prestigious New Zealand literary journal Landfall.
"The most important and long-lasting journal in New Zealand's literature." —Oxford History of New Zealand Literature