Winner’s essay a ‘saga of migration’

New Zealand student Andy Xie, currently studying at Columbia University in the United States, has won the inaugural Landfall Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition. It is published in Landfall 233.

Landfall editor and competition judge David Eggleton described the essay as “a saga of migration and transformation, of landfall and then further wanderings … Andy Xie’s essay is also an exploration of idealism and its consequences, told as a personal narrative that describes his parents’ self-sacrifice for the sake of their offspring.”


> Click here to read the essay


Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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