Sunday, September 23, 2018

News, books and events from AUP

Anne Salmond shortlisted for £25k British Academy prize
Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds by Professor Dame Anne Salmond has been shortlisted for the 2018 Nayef Al-Rodhan prize—awarded by the British Academy for a book that makes "an outstanding contribution to global cultural understanding". The Award ceremony will take place at the British Academy in London on the evening of 30 October. Dame Anne Salmond was also the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award this year.

Recent Events: Authors Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson kick off their new book Sport and the New Zealanders: A History in style in Christcurch at Scorpio Books.

Sat 15 September: Book Launch at Going West Writers Festival
Attend the launch of C. K. Stead's new poetry collection at Going West Writers Festival. C. K. Stead will read from and sign copies of his new book That Derrida Whom I Derided Died: Poems 2013–2017 (available for purchase at the event). Drinks and nibbles provided. Find out more information here.
• 5.30–7pm, Saturday 15 September
• Going West, Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd

 Tue 25 September: C. K. Stead with Kevin Ireland at Devonport Library
Devonport Library Associates Author Event: In conversation with poet and writer Kevin Ireland, C. K. Stead will be discussing his new collection That Derrida Whom I Derided Died: Poems 2013–2017 (available for purchase at the event). Drinks and nibbles available. 
• 7–9pm, Tuesday 25 September
• Devonport Library

The fully te reo Māori book He Kupu Tuku Iho: Ko te Reo Māori te Tatau ki te Ao written by Tīmoti Kāretu and Wharehuia Milroy sold out within just two weeks of publication in July! But we're pleased to announce that new stock has arrived in stores just in time for the beginning of this year's Te Wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week).
AUP is especially proud of the scholarly works about Māori culture, language and history that we have published for decades, but if our recent books are anything to go by we reckon we're just getting warmed up. Kia kaha te reo Māori!

That Derrida Whom I Derided Died: Poems 2013–2017
C. K. Stead
Paperback, $29.99
A new collection from New Zealand’s most distinguished living poet. In his eighty-sixth year, C. K. Stead’s That Derrida Whom I Derided Died leads us deep inside the life of the poet. He looks back at his younger self, remembering old loves, cringing at his ‘lugubrious rhyming’ and takes us with him on the poetical life: from Dogshit Park in Budapest to a Zagreb bookshop to the Christchurch Word Festival.

Social Science Research in New Zealand: An Introduction
Eds. Martin Tolich and Carl Davidson
Paperback, $69.99
How do we make sense of Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse and changing society? This new tertiary level textbook introduces readers to the range of theories, approaches and techniques that we will need to understand this country in the twenty-first century. For anyone coming to the many paths of social research for the first time, Social Science Research in New Zealand is the perfect introduction.

'To say that this book adds considerably to the literature about the monarchy in New Zealand would be an understatement. For those interested in the position of the Queen (and her successors) with respect to New Zealand, as well as in possible alternatives, this is an indispensable work.' – Stephen Levine, NZ Books - A Quarterly Review

'Tse presents himself ironically as a "self-loathing poet" whose vocation estranges him from his family. He is also Asian, gay and a lover (not to mention a bandleader, a figure in a selfie, a rock star, a king or queen, a hitman, a local celebrity and ... Chris Tse). The number of proposed identities destroys the notion of a stable and circumscribed self.' – John Horrocks, NZ Books - A Quarterly Review 


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