New Zealand's most notable and longest established literary journal, founded in 1947 by the poet Charles Brasch, who remained its editor until 1966. The magazine was of central importance in fostering an independent literary culture in New Zealand during the 1950s and 1960s; in addition to the publication of work by established New Zealand writers like Brasch, Frank Sargeson, and Allen Curnow, it actively encouraged the emergence of younger poets and authors of prose fiction, among whom were C. K. Stead, James K. Baxter, and Maurice Duggan. Its literary articles and reviews made it the country's principal forum for critical writing and space was regularly devoted to coverage of the arts in general and current affairs. Lauris Edmond, Fleur Adcock, Robin Healey, Elizabeth Hill, and Albert Wendt have been among later contributors; since the mid-1980s Landfall has published an increasing amount of work by British authors, including Craig Raine and David Lodge. From the outset, the magazine has been noted for its colourful covers, which have frequently displayed reproductions of paintings by many of New Zealand's best artists.
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