• Support Courage Day – 15 November

    Courage Day (also known as The Day of the Imprisoned Writer) recognises writers who defend the right to free speech, and those who suffer oppression and are killed / imprisoned for their work. The beginning of the year was heralded with the deaths of 12 people following a bloody attack on the offices of the […]

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  • Writer Testimonial

    Just wanted to say “thanks” for your help. In 2012 my children’s novel, Hieroglyph was selected for one of ten MS assessments then selected for 1 of 5 mini-mentorships. I was privileged to have Anna Mackenzie as my mentor. Hieroglyph, has now been released through CopyPress in NZ and available on Amazon. The mentor programme helped […]

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  • Celebrated children’s author William Taylor dies

    William Taylor, ONZM, the ‘grand old man’ of New Zealand children’s publishing, acclaimed author of richly comic novels for children and powerful fiction for young adults, died today (3 October) in Taumaranui, aged 77. Kyle Mewburn, president of the New Zealand Society of Authors says, “Bill Taylor was undoubtedly an icon of New Zealand literature. […]

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  • Dr Philip Temple NZSA President of Honour 2015 / 16

    Each year the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) appoints a President of Honour. This position is awarded to a writer in recognition of their services to the Society and to the literary community. We are delighted to announce our President of Honour for the next 12 months, Dr. Philip Temple (ONZM).

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