Landfall Essay Competition

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

The competition encourages writers to think aloud about New Zealand culture, and aims to sustain the tradition of vivid, contentious and creative essay writing that has appeared in Landfall's pages. The prize is $2500, a year's subscription to Landfall and the winning essay will appear in Landfall.

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Web: Landfall Essay Competition

See more literary prize winners.

2018

Alice Miller for The Great Ending published in Landfall 236

2017

Joint winners:

  • Alie Benge for Shitfight
  • Laurence Fearnley for Perfume Counter 

Both essays were published in Landfall 234

2016

Airini Beautrais for Umlaut published in Landfall 232

2015

Tracey Slaughter for Ashdown Place published in Landfall 230

2014

Diana Bridge for An attachment to China published in Landfall 228

2013

Tim Corballis for Winter published in Landfall 226

2012

Elizabeth Smither for Reading a Bad Book Is Like Getting Food Poisoning published in Landfall 224

2011

Philip Armstrong for On Tenuous Grounds published in Landfall 222

2010

Ian Wedde for The Grass-Catcher published in Landfall 220

2009

Ashleigh Young, for Wolf Man published in Landfall 218

2008

Alice Miller and Kirsten Warner, published in Landfall 216

2006

Anna Sanderson, published in Landfall 212

2004

Tze Ming Mok and Martin Edmond, published in Landfall 208

2002

Patrick Evans and Kapka Kassabova - published in Landfall 203

1999

C.K. Stead and Peter Wells - published in Landfall 198

1997

Gregory O'Brien - published in Landfall 194

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