• Announcing the winners of the 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards 2020 – Winners

    30.10.20  Winners of the NZSA Heritage Book Awards were announced last night in Christchurch.  The Non-Fiction winner was Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death by Caroline Barron. (Bateman Books). In 2018 Barron was a Short Prose winner in these awards with an excerpt from the book. Judges Hilary and John Mitchell said, […]

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  • The Market and Publishers in China 2020

      China-Publishers-Magazine-Special-Report-for-Frankfurt-2020  Click this link to read

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  • Vietnamese Publisher Ehomebooks Launches the ‘International Children’s Picture Book Award 2020’

    Looking to celebrate as-yet undiscovered authors and illustrators, Ehomebooks launches a children’s book award that crosses international boundaries. By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson FROM PUBLISHING PERSPECTIVES Searching for ‘Diverse and Outstanding’ Picture Books While many book prizes and awards are focused on creators and titles from particular regions or languages, Vietnamese children’s book publisher Ehomebooks has set out […]

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  • University of Otago fellowships named

    Monday, 19 October 2020 Award-winning novelist and West Coast newspaper reporter Becky Manawatu has been named as next year’s University of Otago Burns Fellow.   The university also announced that Heather McQuillan is the University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence. Otago humanities division pro-vice-chancellor Prof Tony Ballantyne said […]

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  • Today’s the Day – OCT 17 – BOOKSHOP DAY AOTEAROA #buylocal#supportlocal

    2020 will see us celebrate NZ Bookshop Day for the sixth time, drawing thousands of people into their local bookshops to buy books to celebrate their third place: their local bookshop. This year will see dozens of bookshops throughout New Zealand celebrate their communities with a range of events, competitions and exciting activities. See a few highlights by clicking through to […]

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  • 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards – shortlists announced

    NZSA Heritage Literary Awards Announce Shortlist NZSA Canterbury Branch Date: 14.10.20 Judges have announced the short lists for the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. All work this year was asked to reflect on “Encountering our Stories: Art, Culture, Identity.” New categories this year are Te Reo books and Children’s Books. 50 entries were received […]

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  • Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award.

    E ngā kaituhi reo Māori! Enter your manuscript for the Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award. – any genre (picture book, junior fiction, YA fiction, non-fiction) – original works in te reo Māori (not translations) – deadline 31 October. Enter online: https://bit.ly/36mBMdi Receive a guaranteed offer of publication with HUIA and a cash prize of […]

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  • Call for judges of the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adult

    1 OCTOBER 2020 The organisers of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are calling for expressions of interest from members of the children’s literature community who may like to be considered as judges of the 2021 awards. Applications are now open to all those with suitable qualifications and experience, and will […]

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  • STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS 2020 – brochure release

    STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS Storylines 2021 Notable Book Awards The 2021 Storylines Notable Book Awards will be presented in October next year, to maximise the potential for booksellers to highlight the award-winning books to parents and wider whānau as Christmas gift options. The 2021 awards therefore cover a one-off 19-month period, with a 31 August 2021 […]

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  • Congratulations to NZSA member Lorraine Orman – the 2020 Betty Gilderdale Award recipient

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for 2020 goes to writer and mentor Lorraine Orman   Christchurch author, librarian and reviewer Lorraine Orman is the winner of the 2020 Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award for services to New Zealand children’s literature. Her achievements as […]

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  • NEW NZ BOOKS SITE KETE LAUNCHING WITH STUFF TO SHARE REVIEWS

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Kete – the new site devoted to the books of Aotearoa which launches on 15 September – will share reviews of New Zealand books with Stuff to bring the latest releases to readers of Sunday Magazine, Your Weekend and online. Kete is delighted to partner with Stuff, a New Zealand-owned media […]

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  • A small change with the potential to make a big difference to literacy in NZ

    by Paula Browning Sep 08 2020 WARWICK SMITH/STUFF We need to create a fairer system for teachers, learners and creators when it comes to copying and sharing learning resources in the classroom, writes Paula Browning. Read the rest of the article here on STUFF  https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/122685642/a-small-change-with-the-potential-to-make-a-big-difference-to-literacy-in-nz

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