• Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel – a new literary prize for New Zealand writers

    Announcing a new literary prize for New Zealand writers. Entries open 28 July 2017. Text Publishing is proud to announce the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel, an exciting new award for writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand. Thanks to a generous financial commitment from Ann Hatherly […]

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  • 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be announced on the evening of Monday, 14 August in Wellington. Finalist Author Events Young readers will have a chance to meet the finalist authors in early August, at three big events. The first is in Christchurch (Monday, 7 August […]

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  • Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards 2017 finalists announced

    Finalist Works Unlock Secrets to a Better Life  Unconditional love, mysticism, consciousness and death feature in this year’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards finalist works, written by New Zealanders from all walks of life and from all over the country. The Awards’ judges’ convenor, Adonia Wylie, says it is always surprising the depth […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2017

    Assisting New Zealand Writers’ Research Efforts In support of New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project, the 2017 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants open for applications from Friday 16 June 2017. Four grants of $5,000 each are available. […]

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2017 – open for applications

    NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship open for applications 9 June to 18 August 2017 Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship is generously donated by Peter Beatson and provides the successful applicant with a […]

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  • The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – Winners announced

    Globally Lauded Novelist Wins Country’s Biggest Fiction Prize. Internationally renowned Ng?ruaw?hia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. The award was announced this evening at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. The panel of judges — Bronwyn Wylie Gibb, […]

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  • NZSA / Hachette Mentor program recipients announced

    Two emerging writers win trans-Tasman mentorship with publisher   The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), Hachette Australia and Hachette New Zealand are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 NZSA / Hachette Mentor Program. For the second year in a row the depth of New Zealand writing talent impressed Hachette Australia and […]

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  • New Zealand Society of Authors / Auckland Museum Research Grants – Recipients Announced 

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipients of the NZSA Auckland Museum National and Auckland Region Grants. The National Grant goes to Dunedin writer Laurence Fearnley whose winning proposal focuses on landscape and scent structured in such a way that each section responds to […]

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  • Laurence Fearnley wins Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016

    We are delighted to announce Laurence Fearnley is the recipient of the Janet Frame Memorial Award 2016. The NZ Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award of $3,000 is awarded to an author of literary or imaginative fiction or poetry with the purpose of supporting a mid-career or established writer in furthering their literary career. Laurence […]

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  • Hachette Mentorship Programme – apply between 10 Oct and 13 Nov

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

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  • Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award

    Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award   Neville Peat, wildlife photographer and author of over 40 books, was presented with the new CLNZ Writer’s Award at the inaugural National Writers Forum in Auckland tonight. Neville receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project “The Invading Sea”. The […]

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  • Tina Makereti wins NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship!

    The $7,000 fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and national significance.   Kapiti Coast writer Tina Makereti will use the fellowship to work on her fiction project the Imaginary Lives of James P?neke. Tina said “I’m so […]

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