Two top books in running for award

CUP books

Inspiration for your Christmas stocking and holiday reading!

It’s a good news week for Canterbury  University Press and our authors.Two CUP books published this year have been longlisted for the 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards:

New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history by Catherine Knight in the general non-fiction category


My Mother and the Hungarians, and other small fictions, amazing flash fiction by Frankie McMillan in the fiction category.

More good news

New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history by Catherine Knight  has been picked as one of the top 100 books of the year by The Listener magazine. See the whole list in issue 3992 of The Listener, out this week.

Frankie McMillan, author of two books for CUP, and a former recipient of the Ursula Bethell residency at UC,  has been awarded the Michael King residency.

Summer school – last date to withdraw full refund

The last date to Withdraw Full Refund for Summer school 16SU2 courses which commenced 14/11/2016 and are greater than six weeks in duration is Friday, 25 November 2016.

The University offers a wide selection of undergraduate, postgraduate and preparatory courses in a range of subjects over summer (November-February).

Taking a summer course gives you an opportunity to get ahead by shortening the time it takes to complete your degree or to catch up by retaking courses you failed or withdrew from during the year.

You can spread your workload, catch up after taking introductory courses during the year, enrol in summer only, or improve your academic skills.

Find out more here.

Win a copy of New Zealand’s Rivers

Want to win a copy of New Zealand’s Rivers (RRP $49.99)?

New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history by Catherine Knight (UC Alumna), tells the story of the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisis point, where fresh water is at a premium and many of our rivers are so polluted they are unswimmable. This is an important book for all New Zealanders.

To go in the draw to win a copy of New Zealand’s Rivers, answer the following question:

Q: What river was the subject of Catherine Knight’s previous book? (Hint: find the answer here.)

Please email your answer to by 12 noon Tuesday 22 November. The winner will be drawn at random and announced in Intercom on 25 November.