Academic journal article Journal of New Zealand Literature

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of New Zealand Literature

Editorial

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This issue of JNZL gives us some cause for some celebration. Not only is it the second issue for 2005, but, more significantly, it carries the winning essays of the inaugural JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies. The competition was truly international: we received fifteen entries in all, from New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, France, Spain and the US. The Editorial Committee short-listed four essays, which were sent out to the Editorial Board. Members were asked simply to rank the essays in order, and the essay with the lowest total score would win. Twelve Board members participated, and the exercise produced joint winners: Meredith Criglington's 'White Flight: Escaping the Illegitimate and Inauthentic City in Ian Wedde's Symmes Hole' and Melissa Gniadek's The Art of Becoming: Sherwood Anderson, Frank Sargeson and the Grotesque Aesthetic' shared the prize. But it was a close field: only one point separated these essays from John Dennison's 'Ko te Pakeha te Teina: Baxter's Cross-cultural Poetry.' We decided to publish all three essays, partly because these emerging researchers have produced such strong work, and partly to offer readers the opportunity to decide how they might have called this close competition. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to the judges. (By the time this issue reaches subscribers, the judging of the 2006 Prize will be well underway.)

JNZL 23: 2 also carries general submissions on Katherine Mansfield's 'At the Bay', Maurice Gee's In My Father's Den, and Janet Frame's A State of Siege. …

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