Victoria University Press came into being gradually in the mid-70s – despite its being only 40 years ago, no one can put their finger on a precise year! Current publisher Fergus Barrowman first worked for the press as part-time assistant to the editor in 1984, before moving into the top job in 1985, but, even before that, in 1983 while a teaching assistant in the English department he was an assessor for Bill Manhire’s undergraduate creative writing course.
13 March 2013
The New Zealand Book Council is a much accessed and frequently consulted entity that’s been a feature of our literary landscape for 41 years. With over 200,000 readers using the Book Council website’s writers file every year, it is clearly a valued resource. With over 500 New Zealand author biographies, writing lives and published book details, it is the first research step for school pupils and scholars alike.