Well done to Leilani Tamu and Serie Barford who have both made the NZ Book Council’s Favourite Books of 2015 List. Kathryn Carmody calls Leilani “My new favourite poet”, while Selina Tusitala Marsh says of Entangled Islands: “A stunning wandering through Oceania’s physical and ideological islands – we are all connected. Poignant, political, prodding poetry.” Read the full list here.
Anahera Press would like to extend warmest congratulations to our author Leilani Tamu, whose debut poetry collection The Art of Excavation has been long-listed for the Poetry Prize in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Well done, Leilani, and congratulations also to the other long-listed titles! The short list will be announced on March 8th 2016. More information here.
We’re very happy to let our readers know that we now have two of our titles available for download as ebooks in the Amazon Kindle Store: Night Swimming by Kiri Piahana-Wong and The Art of Excavation by Leilani Tamu. Both ebooks are up for sale at a price considerably cheaper than the print list price so if you’re interested in these books this is a great way to acquire them. (Don’t have a Kindle? Not to fear, download the free Kindle app from Amazon and you will be able to read these titles on your smartphone, computer, or tablet.) Happy reading!
Anahera Press is very pleased to announce that our next poetry book publication will be The Art of Excavation by Leilani Tamu. This stunning debut collection is, like its author, fierce and political, not to mention tender and perceptive, and we are proud to be its publisher. The book is a vibrant and challenging offering from a young Pacific woman writer who is also a mother, historian, former diplomat and columnist. In 2013 the author was Fulbright-CNZ Pacific Writer in Residence at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Available at all good New Zealand bookstores, ebook available via Amazon out now. Launching 12 August 2014.