Sam Elworthy is director of Auckland University Press. He grew up in South Canterbury and studied in Dunedin where he edited the student newspaper and wrote a book on student life, Ritual Song of Defiance: A Social History of Students at the University of Otago. After completing a Ph.D. in history at Rutgers University, Sam became the Editor-in-Chief at Princeton University Press. Back in New Zealand, he has been President of the Publishers Association of New Zealand and has chaired the Michael King Writers’ Centre Trust and the Book Awards Governance Group. He currently serves on the board of Copyright Licensing New Zealand and on the executive committee of the International Publishers Association.
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