Overland magazine comes to New Zealand with a terrific issue: Launch in Wellington coming up

This looks fabulous! Great list of writers involved. Haere mai Overland.

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Come celebrate the launch of a special New Zealand issue of one of Australia’s oldest literary magazines!

This month, Overland magazine is publishing its first ever edition dedicated exclusively to the work of some of their closest writerly neighbours: those residing in Aotearoa / New Zealand.

The issue showcases the finest literary talent from across the country including fiction from Pip Adam, poetry from Murray Edmond and Selina Tusitala Marsh, nonfiction from Nicky Hager, Morgan Godfrey, John Clarke and Faisal al-Asaad, and artwork from Marian Maguire.

Its essays travel from the kava circles of Tonga to the streets of Ferguson and Gaza; from the Waikato at war to provincial New Zealand in the 1970s; from the offices of the ‘Daily Telegraph’ in London to the locations in which one might meet a whistleblower.

The launch will feature readings from the writers, as well as words from the editors, Giovanni Tiso, Jolisa Gracewood and Robert Sullivan. And Overland’s editor, Jacinda Woodhead, will be coming from Australia to join the festivities.

The evening will be a chance to mingle with the issue’s editors and writers and make some long-lasting connections to stretch across the Pacific. The issue will be for sale on the night.

Founded in 1954, Overland is one of Australia’s major contemporary literary magazines. Overland’s mission is to foster new, original and progressive work exploring the relationship between politics and culture, especially literature, and to bring that work to as many people as possible.

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