Story: Magazines and periodicals


Begun in 1947 under the editorship of Charles Brasch, Landfall is New Zealand's longest-running literary journal. Brasch edited Landfall for 20 years and in doing so had a major influence on New Zealand's literary scene. Since its inception the journal has featured new fiction and poetry, reviews and articles of literary and cultural criticism and commentary.

Listen to Charles Brasch talk in 1961 about the genesis of Landfall.

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Ben Schrader, 'Magazines and periodicals - Art and literary magazines, 1930 to 1950', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 October 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020