•  Talia Marshall named as first Emerging Māori Writer in Residence IIML

     Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the appointment of Talia Marshall as its inaugural Emerging Māori Writer in Residence. Talia (Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Rārua, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Takihiku) is an essayist and poet whose work appears on Newsroom, The Spinoff, Pantograph Punch, Takahē, and […]

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  • Historian and author Dick Scott died on New Year’s Day

    Historian and journalist Dick Scott who uncovered the darker side of colonialism and the treatment of Māori has died at 96 years old. Dick Scott, most well-known for his book Ask That Mountain which told of the attacks on Parihaka, is being remembered for his controversial and view-changing books. In his book Ask That Mountain, […]

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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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  • NorthTec Writing Programmes in 2020 – Enrolling now!

    NorthTec Writing Programmes in 2020 – Enrolling now! Want to make 2020 the year you finally chase that dream of becoming a writer? NorthTec can help you get there with its highly acclaimed programmes in Applied Writing. Our programmes are ideal for people who wish to work independently as writers, for those already working in […]

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  • New Year Honours: Broadcaster Karyn Hay made Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

    Congratulations to Karyn Hay who has been recognised as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Years Honours List. NZSA thanks Karyn for being a valued member of our organisation and supporting and growing NZ literature through her writing, her work on our oral history podcast series and her involvement […]

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  • 2020 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards

    2019 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Literary Awards

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  • We congratulate Susan Price on being awarded an ONZM in the New Years Honours List

    Congratulations to NZSA member Susan Price on being awarded an ONZM in the New Years Honours for services to literature and philanthropy. Miss Susan Price is an historian, researcher, children’s author, archivist and book collector. In 1991, Miss Price donated her own collection of some 25,000 children’s books to the National Library of New Zealand, […]

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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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  • Three Auckland Writers Scoop Awards in 2019 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

    The 2019 Graeme Lay Short Story competition was awarded last night with three Auckland writers winning first, second and third place. Graeme Lay said that he found the standard impressive this year. “All were technically adroit, highly original and therefore publishable. Plot, character and language were well handled, with the themes of family and community […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2020 – open for applications

    For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or graphic novelist. The NZSA Mentor Programme accepts applications for the 2019 programme from 1 Dec 2019 to 1 Feb 2020. The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2020 seeks applications from writers looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, […]

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  • New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Submissions open for 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    The New Zealand Book Awards Trust has announced that submissions are now open for the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers published in New Zealand. Titles with release dates between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 will be […]

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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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