• Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Finalists Announced

    Debut writer nominated for $50,000 prize A Wellington writer’s first novel is a finalist in the country’s most prestigious book awards, rubbing shoulders with literary heavyweights, all contenders to win the new $50,000 Acorn Foundation Literary Award. David Coventry, whose debut book The Invisible Mile, about a New Zealander who in 1928 rode with the […]

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  • Flash Frontier

    The opening issue of 2016, the February dance issue, guest edited by Elizabeth Smither and James Norcliffe — who are also this year’s National Flash Fiction Day competition judges (comp is open — here for details) is available. Elizabeth and James were kind enough to share their insights after reading and selecting stories for this issue; you can find those comments at the top of the […]

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  • 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: call for nominations

    Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate your pick of our finest writers for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Every year, New Zealanders are invited to nominate writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. New […]

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  • Waitangi Day Honours announced

    Two kiwi novelists making big waves on the international scene have been made Honorary Literary Fellows in the New Zealand Society of Authors’ annual Waitangi Day Honours. “As the country’s largest writers’ organisation, we believe it’s important to celebrate significant literary achievements, especially on the international stage,” said NZSA President, Kyle Mewburn. This year’s recipients are Paul Cleave, and Anna […]

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  • Two authors start 2016 with trans-Tasman mentorship with publisher

    NZSA / Hachette Mentor program recipients announced The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) and Hachette Australia and New Zealand are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 NZSA / Hachette Mentor Program. Originally only one writer was to get the opportunity to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript […]

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  • Poets and writers from around the world stand in solidarity with Ashraf Fayadh

    After PEN International’s high profile campaign, which was picked up by media across the world including the Guardian, Der Spiegel, CNN, Le Monde Diplomatique, Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin has instigated a Worldwide Reading for the poet Ashraf Fayadh, who’s sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, on January 14. If you are in Auckland you can attend the Poetry Reading […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants – Recipients Announced!

    The New Zealand Society of Authors and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipients of the NZSA Auckland Museum National and Auckland Regional Grants. The National Grant goes to Paolo Rotondo. Paolo is a screenwriter, playwright, filmmaker and actor who will be researching for his theatrical piece, Kororareka. Paolo will use the […]

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  • National Writers Forum seeks Programme Manager

    The National Writers Forum is a new two day conference for writers. It will take place over a weekend in September, 2016. We seek a Programme Manager to manage the programming of this event. This is a fixed-term, part-time contract position from 25 January 2016 to 30 September 2016. Applicants will have expert up-to-the-minute knowledge […]

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  • NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award – Recipient Announced!

    We are delighted to announce the winner of the NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2015 is Auckland writer Caroline Barron. With 73 entries for this award, the selection panel had a tough time deciding on a winner. The range and quality of the work submitted was impressive. Entries covered a broad range including novels, writing […]

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  • New Zealand HERITAGE BOOKS AWARDS 2015 Winners

    New Zealand HERITAGE BOOKS AWARDS 2015 Winners Book: A Bloody Road Home by Chris Pugsley Short Story: Alpha Crucis by Sandra Arnold Essay (Joint): Consequences of a Road not Travelled by Jill McCaw   |   I’ll be Back before You Know it by Robin McElrea Poem: I’ve always like to Ride in Trains by Karen Zelas New […]

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