• 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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  • Tina Makereti wins NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship!

    The $7,000 fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and national significance.   Kapiti Coast writer Tina Makereti will use the fellowship to work on her fiction project the Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke. Tina said “I’m so […]

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  • Four compelling NZ writing projects awarded grants

            Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four fascinating New Zealand writing projects that, according to the judges, have great potential and stood out even amongst many other promising applications. The Stout Research Grant, […]

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  • International Guests at the National Writers Forum

    17 – 18 September Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland. The National Writers Forum is just two weeks away and we’re looking forward to welcoming our international guests Chris Cleave, internationally acclaimed author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Incendiary and The Other Hand (a.k.a. Little Bee, number one on The New York Times Best Seller list) travels […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants Now Open for Applications

    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 are offered by the Auckland Museum and NZ Society of Authors and can be used for fiction and non-fiction […]

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  • Going West Festival a Feast of Storytelling for Us All

    Going West Festival a Feast of Storytelling for Us All The 21st Going West Books and Writers Festival marks a new era, with new creative directors and a packed programme of events  proudly featuring home-grown authors, playwrights and songwriters in venues across West Auckland this September. Nicola Strawbridge, an experienced magazine and book editor, together […]

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  • Applications open for $3,000 NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016 

    Calling all authors of poetry, literary and imaginative fiction The New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial award has run biennially since 2008, thanks to a gift from the Janet Frame Literary Trust, to support a mid-career or established writer. This prestigious award is open to authors of poetry, literary or imaginative fiction. In […]

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  • HarperCollins Appoint New NZ Publisher

    HarperCollins Publishers is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Hedley as its New Zealand Publisher, replacing Finlay Macdonald who departed recently for a role outside publishing. Alex has been the General Non-fiction Publisher at Penguin Random House New Zealand for the last four years and is also a photographer and author in his own […]

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  • Chris Cleave to headline National Writers Forum

    Chris Cleave, internationally acclaimed author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Incendiary and The Other Hand (a.k.a. Little Bee, number one on The New York Times Best Seller list) is headlining the first ever National Writers Forum, to be held at the University of Auckland 17-18 September. ‘Chris is a brilliant writer who is willing to […]

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  • Emerging writers to receive manuscript guidance

    NZ Society of Authors is delighted to announce this year’s CompleteMS recipients.   Thirteen writers with manuscripts spanning contemporary fiction, historical novels, crime / psychological narratives, poetry, short stories, speculative fiction and non-fiction have been chosen for the NZSACompleteMS programme. This programme gives each writer a detailed assessment and feedback on their manuscripts by one of […]

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