• 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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  • IPA President Michael Kolman addresses first European Children’s Bookstore Conference at Bologna

    Getting ‘Our Publishing Houses in Order’ On Sunday (March 29), the first European Independent Children’s Bookstore Conference was held at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair. Arranged by Bologna’s organizers in cooperation with the Association of Italian Independent Children’s Bookstores, the event was designed to “highlight the various cultural and economic aspects faced by independent bookstores […]

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  • Flash Frontier March news

    March issue of Flash Frontier! We’re happy to send this PASIFIKA issue out into the world, guest edited by Vaughan Rapatahana and Teoti Jardine. Thank you to our discerning guest editors for the time and care they put into reading for this issue. We also thank Vaughan Rapatahana for sharing his dual language work, E ngaro taku ringa with readers this month. In […]

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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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  • 2018 NZSA Writer Mentorships announced

    Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2018 with thirteen chosen from a pool of ninety applicants. With a high level of commitment shown by the applicants and a wide variety of fascinating projects the judges had quite a task making their selection. Our 2018 mentees are emerging writers with […]

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  • Globally Recognised Writers and Thinkers Feature at 2018 Auckland Writers Festival

    The country’s largest literary showcase, the Auckland Writers Festival, brings a world of stories and ideas to the city from the 15th to the 20th May, offering laughter, knowledge, ideas and inspiration for audiences of all ages with more than 160 of the planet’s best writers alive today. Appearing exclusively at the Festival is Norwegian […]

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  • GLOBAL: RSF shines light on ‘forbidden coverage’ of women’s rights

    On International Women’s Day lets observe violations against women journalists, and men who cover gender issues… PARIS (Asia Pacific Report/Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): To mark International Women’s Day tomorrow, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing a report entitled “Women’s rights: Forbidden subject” which sheds light on the difficulties that journalists – both men and women – […]

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  • Philip Pullman calls for authors to get fairer share of publisher profits

    His Dark Materials author condemns way book industry ‘allows corporate profits to be so high at a time when author earnings are markedly falling’  ‘I don’t like what publishers, corporately, are doing to the ecology of the book world’ … Philip Pullman.  Philip Pullman has called on publishers to stop damaging “the ecology of the book […]

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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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