• Sarah Broom Poetry Prize – Finalists 2018

    We are delighted to announce four finalists for the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize in 2018. Stuart Airey is a poet with a day job as an optometrist, which involves using the logical, scientific part of his mind. He describes poetry as “letting me explore all the other bits”. Stuart began writing poetry a few years ago; […]

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  • Winner of 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition announced

    Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition is Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, whose essay is titled ‘Disappearing Disease’. Landfall editor and competition judge Emma Neale says this essay ‘combines the concrete, grounding specifics of time, place and context with […]

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  • Three talented Kiwis shortlisted for Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel

    Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel. Out of almost 200 entries, three outstanding manuscripts have been chosen for the 2018 shortlist: When Curlews Call by H. E. Crampton (Cairns and Nelson) Caught Between by Jeannie McLean (Auckland) Slaughter […]

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  • The Times Just Won 3 Pulitzers. Read the Winning Work

    The newspaper is recognized for its work in public service, national reporting and editorial cartooning. By Daniel Victor The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes on April 16, bringing its industry-leading total to 125 since the prizes were first awarded in 1917. The Times was recognized for coverage that led to an international reckoning on […]

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  • Shortlist for Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

    In the UK, the shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced. The six shortlisted titles are: The Idiot (Elif Batuman, Penguin) The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock (Imogen Hermes Gowar, Harvill Secker) Sight (Jessie Greengrass, John Murray) When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (Meena Kandasamy, Atlantic) Home Fire (Kamila Shamsie, […]

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  • Andrew Sean Greer, Jack Davis, Frank Bidart Win Pulitzers in Fiction, History, Poetry

      The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters were awarded in the book categories of fiction, history, biography poetry, and general nonfiction Monday afternoon. The winner for fiction is Less by Andrew Sean Greer (Little, Brown), a story centered on an aging novelist and the evolving nature of love. The Pulitzer for history was awarded to The Gulf: The […]

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  • STORYLINES MARGARET MAHY MEDAL AND LECTURE AWARD 2018

    Janice Marriott 2018 Margaret Mahy Medal winner Children’s author, screenwriter, mentor, audio producer, editor and teacher, Janice Marriott, was awarded the 2018 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal  for lifetime achievement and her distinguished contribution to New Zealand’s children’s literature at the annual Storylines Margaret Mahy Awards Day on 8 April. Her Margaret Mahy Medal was presented by […]

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  • New Zealand’s One Tree House wins Children’s Publisher of the Year – Oceania section – Bologna Book Fair/IPA 2018

    Now in its sixth edition, the BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year, acknowledges the most significant publishers in each of the six areas of the world: Africa, Central and South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The prize, organized  by  Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with AIE – Italian Publishers Association, […]

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  • The 2018 Storylines Children’s Literature Notable Book List

    The 2018 Storylines Children’s Literature  Notable Book List, for the highest quality books in four genres published during 2017, is compiled from more than 100 entries from publishers by expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, academics and parents. The annual list was begun by Storylines in 1999 and selection is eagerly sought by authors, illustrators […]

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  • Applications are now open for 2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme

    Michael King Writers’ Centre New Zealand China Friendship Society   New Zealand’s literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers’ programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association for eight weeks in September and October 2018. The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an […]

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  • Ockham Book Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Stellar Finalist Line-up

    Tuesday 6 March 2018 New Zealand’s premier literary awards celebrate their 50th anniversary with a rich collection of 16 finalist books by both lauded established writers and emerging stars. Announced today, the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards finalists join a literary hall of fame that dates back to 1968 and features New Zealand’s most […]

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  • Two NZ publishers shortlisted for BOLOGNA PRIZE – Best Children’s Publisher’s of the Year

    Two NZ publishers have been nominated for the BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year, which acknowledges the most significant publishers in each of the six areas of the world: Africa, Central and South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The prize, now in it’s 6th year, is organized by […]

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