• A Coronavirus Update from PEN America

    March 11, 2020 PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel and PEN America President Jennifer Egan sent the following note to friends and supporters on Wednesday, March 11, 2010. Dear Friends, As the world faces a global health crisis, we at PEN America are encountering uncharted territory. We’re an organization committed to truth and facts, and right […]

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  • THE 2020 AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME IS LIVE!

    The 20th Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki – The Programme is announced Happy birthday! From 12 to 17 May, will deliver to Tāmaki Makaurau: 41 international literature luminaries 222 New Zealand writers, panellists, chairs, hosts and thinkers Six sensational days of talks, panel discussions and events Discussions that traverse the environment, gender politics, conformity, […]

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  • The Coalition for Books: Writers and Books join the Pasifika Festival

    The recently established Coalition for Books will be placing writers centre stage at the upcoming Pasifika Festival, to be held in Auckland across the weekend of 14th – 15th March. Writers including Poet Laureate David Eggleton and rising star Tayi Tibble will be amongst those performing on stages throughout the two-day event, with its expected […]

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  • Enter the North & South Short, Short Story competition

    The North & South Short, Short Story competition is back – a bit later than usual, but as cool and competitive as ever! We had a bumper crop in 2019, and are hoping for another bundle of flash fiction gems. Again, stories must be 300 words or fewer. There are no boundaries as to themes, structure or […]

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  • AUSRALIA: Loss of AAP newswire a tragedy for entire Pacific – journalists lose jobs in Australia

    AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The shock announcement yesterday that the Australian Associated Press newsagency will cease operations after 85 years is a blow to journalism in Australia and the Pacific. AAP, which is owned by Nine, News Corp Australia, The West Australian and Australian Community Media, provided services to media companies such as […]

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  • PANZ cancels Bologna; International Pubishers begin to pull out from the London Book Fair

    Coronavirus: Milan’s Stefano Mauri to World Book Fairs and Festivals: Postpone By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson March 2, 2020 From near the heart of the Italian crisis, a publishing icon not only cancels GeMS’ engagement at London Book Fair but calls rights-trading centers ‘the nightmare of epidemiologists.’ ‘Fairs Are One of the Occasions To Be […]

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  • Coronavirus Follow-Up: London Remains a Go; Publishers, Agents Uncertain About Bologna

    In Feature Articles by Porter Anderson – Publishing Perspectives February 25, 2020 With the 30,000-attendee Bologna Children’s Book Fair postponed in virus-struck Italy, the international book business debates how to proceed, though London Book Fair commits to going ahead. The two-miles-long Portico di San Luca in Bologna. Image – iStockphoto: Ermess By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief […]

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  • Vale Gordy! NZSA mourns the passing of Gordon McLauchlan

    Former NZSA President and prolific author Gordon MacLauchan, ‘Gordy’, died peacefully at 9.12 am yesterday January 26, after battling cancer for several months. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday. Gordon was presented on December 4, 2019, by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy with his medal as an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for […]

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  • Invitation to writers, publishers, agents, editors meetings with delegation from CNPIEC in Auckland

    Delegation from China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC) who organise the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) and from China Peace Publishing Ltd. Meetings available in Auckland Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th January 2020. BOOK FAIR PROPOSALS TRADE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND NZ BOOK INTERESTS DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THOSE INVOLVED IN THE NZ BOOK […]

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  • The Results of the NZSA Christchurch Branch Heritage Literary Awards

    The winners of the Heritage Literary Awards were announced on Thursday 24th October 2019 at St Michael’s and All Angels in Christchurch. This event was organised by NZSA Canterbury as part of the Christchurch Heritage Week supported by the City Council, Scorpio Books and Wily Publications Ltd. The Mayor, Lianne Dalziel attended and presented the prizes […]

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  • Kiwi kids can read their local cricket team to victory this summer

    The Super Smash Reading Challenge brings together two favourite Kiwi summer pastimes: cricket and reading. Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council) has joined forces with New Zealand Cricket’s T20 summer tournament to get kids reading more books over the holidays.The Super Smash Reading Challenge is a new interactive website. Primary and intermediate-aged children […]

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  • RESOLUTION: THE DEMOCRACY OF THE IMAGINATION MANIFESTO

    RPRESENTED BY Presented by Jennifer Clement, PEN International President Per Wästberg, Emeritus PEN International President and Chair of the Nobel Prize for Literature Eric Lax, PEN International Vice President Nayantara Sahgal, PEN International Vice President Ngugi wa Thiong’o, PEN International Vice President Paul Muldoon, PEN America Board Member ARGUMENT Within the history of PEN is […]

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