• 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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  • Northland Flash Fiction Prize awarded

    Sian Williams of Kerikeri was announced as the winner of the Northland Flash Fiction prize at an event at the Kings Theatre Creative on Sunday. The prize is awarded to the best entry in the annual National Flash Fiction Day competition. Flash fiction is short fiction of between 200 and 500 words, and is growing […]

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  • National Writers Forum – exploring the art, issues and business of writing

    Patricia Grace, Nalini Singh, Ockham award-winner Stephen Daisley and Canadian writer Kate Pullinger are just some of the writers so far announced as participants in the inaugural National Writers Forum taking place on 17 – 18 September. They will be joined by publishers, agents, editors, festival directors and a range of other industry professionals from […]

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  • PEN NZ condemns the continuing ban by the Fijian government of TVNZ Pacific Affairs correspondent Barbara Dreaver

    MEDIA RELEASE : 13 June 2016 PEN NZ condemns the continuing ban by the Fijian government of Television New Zealand Pacific Affairs correspondent Barbara Dreaver. PEN views the continuation of this ban as an indication of the ongoing erosion of freedom of expression in the Pacific. New Zealand currently ranks 5th in the world in […]

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  • NZSA welcomes Joan Rosier-Jones as President of Honour

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) held their AGM Saturday 11 June and Joan Rosier-Jones was appointed President of Honour 2016 – 2017. This position is awarded to a writer in recognition of their services to the Society and to the literary community. Joan has a rich history with the New Zealand […]

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  • CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants 2016 | New Zealand Society of Authors & Writers Association – NZ Society of Authors

    Source: CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants 2016 | New Zealand Society of Authors & Writers Association – NZ Society of Authors

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