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    Genre-defying work wins 2020 Adam Foundation Prize

    A genre-defying work that examiners describe as being “of great significance” has been awarded the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) 2020 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing.

  • L-R: Russell Campbell, Sarah Thomasson, Nicola Hyland, Sam Tippet, James Wenley, Phil Mann, Megan Evans, Sean Coyle, Liz Thompson, David O'Donnell, David Carnegie

    50 years of Theatre

    The Theatre programme is celebrating 50 years since its inception as Drama Studies at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington in 1970. As part of the celebrations, the programme staff invited founding professor Phil Mann to tour the facilities and join them to discuss the creation, history, and evolution of the programme.