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  • This Paper Boat
    Gregory Kan

    A rich and fractured first book in which two authors, their families and their many ghosts navigate oceans, forests, gardens, dreams and houses in New Zealand, Singapore and China. February 2016 >>

  • Politics and the Media: Second edition
    Edited by Geoff Kemp, Babak Bahador, Kate McMillan & Chris Rudd

    An introduction to the rich literature on media and politics internationally, covering history, political economy and contemporary trends, and then analyses the particular shape of the media in New Zealand and its political role. February 2016 >>

  • Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction 2016
    Edited by Susanna Andrew & Jolisa Gracewood

    A second helping of marvellous nonfiction – live, wild, true stories from contemporary New Zealand. November 2015 >>

  • The Blue Voyage
    Anne French

    A buoyant, nicely pitched and elegiac collection by Anne French. November 2015 >>

  • See What I Can See: New Zealand Photography for the Young and Curious
    Gregory O'Brien

    A celebration of that remarkable, well-travelled, ever-changing invention – the camera – the New Zealand that it captured, and the artists who wielded it. October 2015 >>


  • Tony Ballantyne wins prestigious national prize for best history book
    03 December 2015
    Tony Ballantyne’s book Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Māori and the Question of Body, has won the premier annual prize for a history book on New Zealand history. The win was announced in Christchurch at the New Zealand Historical Association’s AGM last night (3 December).
  • New Zealand Book Awards Announce Longlist
    26 November 2015
    New Zealand’s top book awards have announced their longlist; among those are seven Auckland University Press titles.
  • ‘Diversity and unity, diversity in unity’: A Speech by Dame Joan Metge
    17 November 2015
    We were delighted to see the wonderful Dame Joan Metge accepting the 2015 Prime Minister’s Award for non-fiction in Wellington recently. Dame Joan is an educator, lecturer and writer, celebrated for her promotion of cross-cultural awareness. She’s also incredibly modest and self-effacing, but we have prevailed on her to share the marvellous speech she gave that evening.