A.G. Stephens’s ‘Bookfellow’ in New Zealand


A well-known gap in the bibliography of A.G. Stephens, literary editor of the Bulletin and of that paper's short-lived venture into publishing a literary monthly, the Bookfellow (January May 1899), is the period Stephens spent in New Zealand. In 1906 Stephens left the Bulletin, and in 1907 he revived the Bookfellow as an independent weekly, but before that year was over he abandoned it to become a leader-writer on the Wellington Evening Post. He returned to Australia in May 1909 but--or so it has seemed--it was not until mid-1910 that the 'Bookfellow' reappeared, as a column in the Sydney Sunday Sun. At the end of 1911 he again revived the Bookfellow as an independent publication, this time as a monthly, which continued fitfully until 1925.'

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Published 1 October 1993 in Volume 16 No. 2. Subjects: Australian literary magazines, Australian literature - Overseas publishing, New Zealand literature & writers.

Cite as: Kiernan, Brian. ‘A.G. Stephens’s ‘Bookfellow’ in New Zealand.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, 1993, doi: 10.20314/als.37d88a405a.