Sport 40: New Zealand New Writing 2012, by Fergus Barrowman and Sally-Ann Spencer (Eds)

Sport 40: New Zealand New Writing 2012, by Fergus Barrowman and Sally-Ann Spencer (Eds) (Fiction & Literature)

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Sport is the place to discover the best new New Zealand writers. Each annual issue is a superb snapshot of the cutting edge of New Zealand’s literary scene, and Sport 40 is no exception, offering 300 pages of fiction, poetry and essays.

In honour of New Zealand’s turn as country of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, this issue also features 133 pages of translations of contemporary writing in German. Included are some of Germany’s most celebrated writers—Durs Grünbein, Alexander Kluge, Michael Krüger. Others are appearing in English for the first time. Several—Jenny Erpenbeck, Inka Parei, Jan Wagner—will visit New Zealand in the course of 2012.

Sport is edited and published by Fergus Barrowman, who founded the magazine in 1988 with Elizabeth Knox, Nigel Cox and Damien Wilkins, and with assistance from Bill Manhire, Alan Preston and Andrew Mason. Sport was published twice a year until 2003, and is now annual.

The publication of Sport is supported by a grant from Creative New Zealand.

The translations are supported by a grant from the Goethe-Institut.

Writers in English: Pip Adam, Sarah Jane Barnett, Airini Beautrais, Hera Lindsay Bird, Gemma Bowker-Wright, Victoria Broome, James Brown, Rachel Bush, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Kate Camp, Lynley Edmeades, Johanna Emeney, Cliff Fell, Susanna Gendall, André Gifkins, Paula Green, Bernadette Hall, Trevor Hayes, Helen Heath, Michael Hulse, Andrew Johnston, Hannah Jolly, Lucy Kirton, Elizabeth Knox, Aleksandra Lane, Helen Lehndorf, Tina Makereti, Vana Manasiadis, Bill Manhire, Aorewa McLeod, Frankie McMillan, Maria McMillan, Elizabeth Nannestad, Bill Nelson, Mikaela Nyman, Holly Painter, Lawrence Patchett, Chris Price, Melissa Day Reid, Frances Samuel, Rachel Sawaya, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Marty Smith, Rosabel Tan, Anna Taylor, Jo Thorpe, Ruth Upperton, Catherine Vidler, Louise Wallace, Virginia Were, Damien Wilkins, Ashleigh Young. 

Writers in translation: Dietmar Dath, Esther Dischereit, Michael Donhauser, Jenny Erpenbeck, Robert Gernhardt, Durs Grünbein, Maja Haderlap, Gregor Hens, Alexander Kluge, Michael Krüger, PeterLicht, Selim Özdogan, Inka Parei, Thomas Pletzinger, Michael Roes, Ulrike Almut Sandig, Raoul Schrott, Daniela Seel, Clemens J. Setz, Jan Wagner, Uljana Wolf, Judith Zander, Juli Zeh

Translators: Ross Benjamin, Susan Bernofsky, Martin Chalmers, Katy Derbyshire, Josef Eisinger, Michael Eskin, Iain Galbraith, Joseph Given, Deborah Langton, Karen Leeder, Richard Millington, Bradley Schmidt, Sally-Ann Spencer

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