• 2017 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

      2017 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced 18 August 2017 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is delighted to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education. In 2017, total […]

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  • Writers Daring to Live Life Differently Take Top Awards – Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

    A social entrepreneur and a web developer are the winners of the 2017 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards, with works announced this evening by the judges’ convenor, Adonia Wylie, as ‘accessible and profound.’ Wellington’s  Scottie Reeve, who  founded Georgia’s and Stories, two container cafes which offer employment to young people, won the Book category […]

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  • The verdicts are in: new Kiwi voices dominate among 2017 Ngaios finalists

    There’s fresh blood aplenty in the local crime writing ranks and the usual suspects were nowhere to be found as the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists were named on Monday. Now in their eighth year, the Ngaio Marsh Awards celebrate the best New Zealand crime, mystery, and thriller writing; fiction and non-fiction. “It’s been a […]

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  • WINNERS OF THE 2017 NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ANNOUNCED

    Otago Author, David Elliot, wins Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Pam Jones, convenor of the judging panel, says, “Like Russell Clark, David Elliot has a clear wit that pervades his sketches. His draughtmanship is outstanding. However, it’s the cohesive way he has combined all elements of this book that won the judges over. David Elliot’s […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants 2017 open for applications.

    Two writers research grants open for applications for writers working on a project that utilises Auckland Museum Library facilities. Two WRITERS RESEARCH grants are now open for applications for writers working on a project that can utilise the considerable facilities and resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. These grants […]

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  • 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

    2017 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced  Creative New Zealand has announced the winners of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. They are internationally renowned Māori novelist Witi Ihimaera, literary historian and fine arts writer Peter Simpson and popular poet and children’s author Paula Green. Each will be awarded $60,000 in […]

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  • 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

    Man Booker prize 2017 longlist led by Arundhati Roy’s return to fiction Twenty years after her first novel took the same award, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness leads a field of 13, ranging from established stars to newcomers Not the Booker prize: place your vote now  International range … longlisted authors (from left) Arundhati Roy, […]

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  • WHITCOULLS LAUNCHES 2017 TOP 100

    MEDIA RELEASE Top 100 Books 2017   Kiwi readers swayed by recommendations, film and television when voting for their favourite books When it comes to voting for their favourite books, Kiwis prefer to read books that have been recommended to them and those that have been adapted for the screen. More than half the books in […]

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  • New Survey Finds That Almost 400,000 Kiwis Are Not Reading

    MEDIA RELEASE A new survey into New Zealanders’ reading habits confirms not only are we a nation that loves to read – we devour an average of 20.6 books a year – but also a nation that loves to read our own stories. Almost 50% of Kiwi adult survey respondents read at least one book […]

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  • Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day

       Bringing poetry to the people with free online collection  Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day celebrate their 20th anniversary this year and, to mark the occasion, are publishing free online poetry collection 20/20. The collection includes Poet Laureates, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards winners and strong new voices from recent collections and anthologies. The 20/20 […]

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