Creative Work

‘The Last Party on Earth’

Short Fiction

A story by Alice Tawhai: ‘She shook her head in the darkness, banishing the thought like a candle flame.’


Ockham Shortlist 2020: Halibut on the Moon by David Vann

Ockham 2020

An excerpt from the novel shortlisted for this year’s Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. 


Ockham Shortlist 2020: How I Get Ready by Ashleigh Young

Ockham 2020

A poem from the collection shortlisted for this year’s Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. 


Ockham Shortlist 2020: Lay Studies by Steven Toussaint

Ockham 2020

A poem from the collection shortlisted for this year’s Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. 


Ockham Winner 2020: Auē by Becky Manawatu

Ockham 2020

An excerpt from the winner of this year’s Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. 


Ockham Shortlist 2020: Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall

Ockham 2020

An excerpt from the novel shortlisted for this year’s Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. 


Ockham Shortlist 2020: Moth Hour by Anne Kennedy

Ockham 2020

A poem from the collection shortlisted for this year’s Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. 


Ockham Winner 2020: How to Live by Helen Rickerby

Ockham 2020

A poem and ceremony acceptance speech from the winner of this year’s Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. 


Ockham Shortlist 2020: A Mistake by Carl Shuker

Ockham 2020

An excerpt from the novel which is shortlisted for this year’s Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.


'I felt energised by the freedom of 'making things up’' - Maxine Alterio

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