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  • Barbara Else wins 2019 Ignition Festival Award for Excellence

    We are proud to announce the 2019 Ignition Festival Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature was presented to Barbara Else. Barbara’s husband, Chris Else, received the award on Barbara’s behalf at the Ignition Festival launch reception on Thursday 7th November. Congratulations, Barbara! Barbara Else is the author of Go Girl –

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  • Police drama series wins Wellington University Prize

      A television drama series fictionalising events around the Te Urewera police raids of 2007 has been awarded the 2019 David Carson-Parker Embassy Prize in Scriptwriting at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Written by David Mamea as part of his 2019 Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing folio

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  • JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 AWARDS

    As entries continue to stream in for the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, an expert panel of judges that includes writers, editors, booksellers and librarians has been announced, and is preparing for a summer full of reading that will put their vibrant and varied skills

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