Author Archives: Mary McCallum

The Book Hat and The Red Suitcase continue to shine


Rowland H copyWe’re excited to announce that The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland has been shortlisted in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and The Red Suitcase by Jill Harris is shortlisted in the Children’s Choice section of those awards.


Both books are also shortlisted in the LIANZA Awards, winners announced on Monday. The Book of Hat has also won a Notable Book Award (Storylines) and was runner-up in the Ashton Wylie Awards. Both books also have something else in common, their authors died in 2014 from cancer. Harriet was 20 and Jill 74. We at Mākaro Press feel privileged to have worked with these talented and determined women.

You can vote for Jill’s book in the Children’s Choice Award by clicking on the little boy holding her book on our home page.  Or go HERE


Janis Freegard double launch: The year of falling (novel, Mākaro) and The Glass Rooster (poetry, AUP)

The Glass Rooster by Janis Freegard b29bd332-e0bd-4d61-b50d-7b8b2a95fd90

Join us to celebrate the combined launch of
The Year of Falling (Mākaro Press) and
The Glass Rooster (AUP) by Janis Freegard.

5:30- 7 pm, Tuesday 16 June
9 Edward Street, Te Aro.
Bar tab for first drinks.

RSVP  by June 12 to Auckland University Press, 09-373-7528