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A Press Achieved
A Press Achieved

A Press Achieved

The Emergence of Auckland University Press 1927–1972


172 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

PDF, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: April 2002

ISBN 9781775584995

Rights: WOR

Auckland University Press (Apr 2002)


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Written by a former managing editor who is also a distinguished writer, this book charts the origins of the Auckland University Press up to its formal recognition in 1972. It provides a valuable document in the history of the book in New Zealand, an intriguing view of university politics and administration, and glimpses of New Zealand culture in the making.


“A miniature history of publishing and academic politics, written in the engaging style McEldowney displayed in his earlier works. . . in which even the indexes were entertaining. . . McEldowney’s legacy at AUP is a long shelf of quality fiction, poetry and prose—and the appearance of Kate Sheppard on the $10 note.”  —Chris Bourke, North and South

Author Biography

Dennis McEldowney is a well-known writer, critic, and editor. He is the author of a number of autobiographical works, including The World Regained and Shaking the Bee Tree. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.