• TWO WHITE RAVENS FOR NZ

      A huge congratulations to author Melinda Szymanik, illustrator Donovan Bixley and publisher Scholastic NZ for Fuzzy Doodle and David Elliot and publisher Otago University Press for Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath being selected as 2017 White Ravens! Each year language […]

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  • NZSA Canterbury – NZ Heritage awards winners announced

    NZSA Canterbury branch are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 New Zealand Heritage NZSA Canterbury Book Awards and Writing Competitions. On Wednesday evening, we held a cozy event at the gorgeous old Malthouse Theatre in Christchurch. Many of the shortlisted writers, along with others in the writing community and local NZ Society of Authors […]

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  • The Arts Foundation announce the recipients of the 2017 New Zealand Arts Awards

    Eleven extraordinary New Zealand artists have been chosen as the 2017 recipients of the coveted Laureate and New Generation Awards, Marti Friedlander Photographic Award, Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award and the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. The recipients represent classical music, popular music, film, theatre, contemporary dance, poetry, photography and illustration. The recipients will be celebrated at […]

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  • Call for judges in the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    We are seeking experts in and passionate advocates of children’s literature to judge the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The call for expressions of interest in being a judge for the 2018 awards opens today and closes on October 30.  A total of five judges will be appointed for the […]

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  • The NZSA / Hachette Mentorship Program open for applications 

    Writers! An opportunity to be mentored by a publisher The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), in association with Hachette Australia and New Zealand, are once again offering the opportunity for one writer to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript under the joint mentorship of Hachette Australia and New Zealand. […]

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  • University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence – Raymond Huber

    Congratulations to NZSA member Raymond Huber! Raymond Huber is an author and freelance editor, with a wealth of experience as a teacher, editor, and a writer of fiction and non-fiction. He has received numerous awards and shortlisting in prestigious Children’s Book Awards, nationally and internationally. He has a story in the Te Papa children’s book […]

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  • Ben Schrader named recipient of $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award

    Ben Schrader, a freelance historian who specialises in urban history and the history of the built environment, was presented with the CLNZ Writers’ Award in Wellington on 21 September 2017. Ben receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project Won and Lost: Saving New Zealand’s Built Heritage 1885-2016. The book […]

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  • NZ poets shortlisted for $20,000 Montreal International Poetry Award 2017

    Eight Australian and two New Zealand poets have been shortlisted for the C$20,000 (A$20,440) Montreal International Poetry Award 2017. Australians shortlisted for the award are S K Kelen for ‘Soldiers’; Christopher Kelen for ‘An Attitude of Waiters’ and ‘The Thieves Have Gone’; Anthony Lawrence for ‘Blue Curtains’; Marjorie Main for ‘The Ways’; Felicity Plunkett for […]

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  • Man Booker prize 2017: shortlist makes room for debuts alongside big names

    George Saunders, Fiona Mozley and Emily Fridlund are nominated for their first novels, alongside new books from Ali Smith and Paul Auster  The 2017 shortlist (l-r): Fiona Mozley, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Smith, George Saunders, Emily Fridlund and Paul Auster. Composite: The Guardian Alison Flood – Writer for The Guardian American heavyweights Paul Auster and George Saunders […]

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  • Announcing the shortlist for the NZ Heritage Book Awards and Writing Competition – Canterbury Branch

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Canterbury Branch, announced today the shortlist for the annual  NZ Heritage Book Awards and Writing Competition.   The competition pulled in entries from all around the country. Dame Fiona Kidman judged the novels, Jim McAloon the nonfiction books. The poetry was judged by Gail Ingram and Sally Blundell, the […]

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