Dunedin Public Libraries


This issue is an embarrassment of riches for writers and readers alike, as we welcome the second NZ Young Writers Festival, the opening of the Robert Lord Residency, and enjoy poetry from two of Dunedin's talented writers. Among the book reviews and a look at what's coming up on the events calendar, we also ponder the dynamic new world heralded by City Library's futuristic Gig Space.


  1. Summer Residency for Emerging Writers

    From the desk of the City of Literature Read more…
  2. Your Digital Living Room: Welcome to the Brave New World of High-Speed Technology

    The Gig City Living Hub in the City Library is due to go live in the near future and offer a whole new range of digital content and access ... Read more…
  3. What’s On...  

    Talks, workshops, stories, exhibitions, music and culture at Dunedin Public Libraries over the coming two months. Read more…
  4. Present Tense

    A poem by Nicola Thorstensen Read more…
  5. Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction

    The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, formerly known as the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, celebrates the excellence, originality ... Read more…
  6. Hieroglyphic Bibles

    Amongst the often sizeable Bibles housed in the Dunedin Public Libraries’ Reed Collections can be found two small hieroglyphic Bibles for ... Read more…
  7. What's New McNab   

    A selection of the latest additions to our New Zealand reference collection. Read more…
  8. rouse

    A poem by Otago writer Iona Winter. Read more…
  9. NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF by Julian Barnes (Jonathan Cape 2008)

    A review by Dunedin writer, Caroline Lark Read more…
  10. Writers Make With Music

    The word music comes from the Greek Muses who were believed to inspire the arts, and the word poetry comes from the Greek 'poïesis', from ... Read more…
  11. Travelling by the Book: Weather, Words, Whisky, and Wildlife

    Four weeks of Spring in Scotland experiencing a little of the Lowlands, a lot of the Highlands, and two islands.    Read more…
  12. Being Chinese. Helene Wong  

    Non-fiction book review.   Read more…
  13. Vogue 100: A Century of Style

    Robin Muir is a photographer and contributing editor to British Vogue who has curated the recent photographic exhibition Vogue 100: A ... Read more…
  14. Non Fiction Highlights 

    A selection of new arrivals to our shelves. Read more…
  15. New Zealand Young Writers Festival 2016

    Dunedin is gearing up to host the second Young Writers Festival running 1st to 4th September. Read more…
  16. Snow Like Ashes

    Shona Ledgerwood, the Libraries' Young Adult Collection Specialist, reviews Sara Raasch's young adult fantasy novel. Read more…
  17. What’s new TeenSpace  

    A selection of recommended new titles for young adults. Read more…
  18. Meet the Ancestors: Two Rollicking Adventures from Beatrice Hale

    Local writer Beatrice Hale usually writes on gerontology and caregiving, but has changed direction in retirement. Read more…
  19. Not Just for Kids...2

    The spring school holidays are your last chance to see ‘Wonky Donkey Man’ Craig Smith in Dunedin this year. Read more…
  20. Introducing Mr Yipadee

    Dean O'Brien is the UK-based Kiwi entertainer, 'Mr Yipadee', who'll be joining 'Wonky Donkey Man' for his Dunedin school holiday shows. Read more…
  21. Kids' Picks

    A selection of recommended reads for children. Read more…