• 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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  • NZSA member Janice Marriott Wins the Prestigious Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal

    Janice Marriott, children’s novelist and screenwriter, audio producer, editor and teacher, has won the 2018 Storylines Margaret Mahy Award for lifetime achievement and a distinguished contribution to New Zealand’s children’s literature. ‘Storylines is pleased to honour Janice Mariott’s career and contribution over nearly three decades’, says Storylines Trust chair Dr Libby Limbrick. ‘The range of […]

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  • Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement – Nominate now!

    Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement  – Creative New Zealand Each year the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement recognise New Zealand writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. New Zealanders are invited to submit a nomination. Apply here;  http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/prime-minister-s-awards-for-literary-achievement

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  • Fullbright New Zealand Pasific Writer’s Residency – The closing date is 1 March 2018!

    Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency is for a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to carry out work on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai‘i for three months. One award valued at NZ$30,000 is granted […]

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  • When They Got the Call: PW Speaks with the 2018 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners

    Erin Entrada Kelly has won the 2018 John Newbery Medal for her novel Hello, Universe (Greenwillow), edited by Virginia Duncan. Matthew Cordell has won the 2018 Randolph Caldecott Medal for Wolf in the Snow (Feiwel and Friends), edited by Liz Szabla. And Nina LaCour has won the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award for We Are Okay (Dutton), edited by Julie Strauss-Gabel. […]

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  • NZSA Waitangi Day Honours Announced

    February 6, 2018 Internationally acclaimed writer Ashleigh Young has been made an Honorary Literary Fellow in the New Zealand Society of Authors’ Waitangi Day Honours. “As the country’s largest writers’ organisation, we celebrate significant literary achievements, especially on the international stage,” says NZSA President, Siobhan Harvey. This year Ashleigh Young from  Wellington won the Windham-Campbell Prize from […]

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