• President of Honour – Bernard Brown

    “Like most of us I would not know what to do if I did not write. “ Bernard Brown was appointed President of Honour 2017 – 2018  by the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) AGM Saturday on May 27. This position is awarded to a writer in recognition of their services to the […]

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  • New CEO for New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)

    A warm welcome to new Chief Executive Jenny Nagle. The New Zealand Society of Authors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Jenny Nagle. Jenny’s tenure in the post began Monday 12th June 2017. Jenny has an extensive literary arts background, including working on behalf of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and with […]

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  • NZSA announces new president and delegates for 2017 to 2019

    PRESIDENT We are very pleased to announce the very accomplished Siobhan Harvey will be NZSA’s next President, once ratified at the AGM in Christchurch 27 May. Siobhan Harvey is the author of Cloudboy (Otago University Press, 2014) and, as co-editor, Essential New Zealand Poems (Penguin Random House NZ, 2014). Both were New Zealand fiction Top 10 Bestselling […]

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  • 2017 Mentorships’ announced for writers and graphic novelists 

    Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2017 with fourteen chosen from a pool of sixty-four applicants. With a high level of commitment shown by the applicants and a wide variety of fascinating projects the judges had quite a task making their selection. The mentees of 2017 are a dedicated […]

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  • NZSA / Hachette Mentor program recipients announced

    Two emerging writers win trans-Tasman mentorship with publisher   The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), Hachette Australia and Hachette New Zealand are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 NZSA / Hachette Mentor Program. For the second year in a row the depth of New Zealand writing talent impressed Hachette Australia and […]

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  • New Zealand Society of Authors / Auckland Museum Research Grants – Recipients Announced 

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipients of the NZSA Auckland Museum National and Auckland Region Grants. The National Grant goes to Dunedin writer Laurence Fearnley whose winning proposal focuses on landscape and scent structured in such a way that each section responds to […]

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  • Laurence Fearnley wins Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016

    We are delighted to announce Laurence Fearnley is the recipient of the Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016. The NZ Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award of $3,000 is awarded to an author of literary or imaginative fiction or poetry with the purpose of supporting a mid-career or established writer in furthering their literary career. Laurence […]

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  • Tauranga Writers inc – call out to past members

    TAURANGA WRITERS INCORPORATED was established on 21st June 1967 when Edna Pithie and Verna Dowrick instigated the first meeting of what was then the Tauranga Writers Group, which met in the Sunhaven Motel in Cameron Road that Edna was managing at the time. The group continued to meet there for some months after that first […]

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  • The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) issues scam warning: Writers beware

    Media release: 14 September 2016 The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) is increasingly concerned about writers being scammed with bogus publishing ‘deals’. The NZSA is receiving an increasing number of enquiries from writers falling into the trap of paying large sums of money to get their book published only to find their expectations are […]

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  • National Writers Forum – 17 to 19 Sept 2016 – Auckland

    This Weekend! Join us Saturday and Sunday for sessions, workshops and networking with writers including Chris Cleave, Patricia Grace, Stephen Daisley, Kate Pullinger, Nalini Singh, Ben Sanders, Helen Lowe and Greg McGee  plus publishing and marketing experts from New Zealand and overseas. Full programme details can be found at nationalwritersforum.org.nz Tickets can be purchased at iTicket   Design your own […]

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