• NZSA Oral History Podcast Episode 2: Gordon McLauchlan OUT NOW

    NZSA Oral History Podcast Episode 2: Gordon McLauchlan Through his writing, radio and television projects Gordon McLauchlan is known for his wit, cultural criticism and works of New Zealand history. He also played a critical role in securing authors rights, advocating as president of the NZSA for kiwi writers during the economic reforms of the […]

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  • CLNZ 2018 Contestable Fund Grant Recipients Announced

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is once again excited to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education. The 2018 Contestable Fund Grant recipients are: Dunedin Writers […]

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  • PEN AMERICA V. TRUMP

    “PEN declares for a free press and opposes arbitrary censorship. It believes that the necessary advance of the world toward a more highly organized political and economic order renders free criticism of governments, administrations, and institutions imperative.” —PEN Charter, 1948 October 16, 2018 Today PEN America, represented by the nonpartisan nonprofit Protect Democracy and the Yale […]

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  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards

    Winners of the 2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards were announced tonight at the uLearn18 conference held at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland. Teachers from around the country joined the official panel of education experts and cast their votes to add their choice of best resources to the judge’s selections.   The awards recognise the […]

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  • Michael King Writers Centre 2019 Residency Recipients Announced – congratulations

      From a history of the Listener to a series of inter-linked short stories exploring the Māori diaspora, the participants in the 2019 MKWC residency programme cover an exciting, varied and eclectic range of topics. Aotearoa’s National Writers Centre is particularly delighted that in 2019 we will host more writers at the Devonport, Auckland house […]

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  • 2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

      Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. They are beloved Māori dramatist and fiction writer Renée, revered critic, curator and poet Wystan Curnow and admired […]

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  • The NZSA / Hachette Mentorship Program open for applications

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

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  • Beloved children’s author Joy Cowley shares The Power of Story

      The 2018 New Zealand Book Council Lecture was delivered by author Joy Cowley at Te Papa yesterday evening. In her engaging talk The Power of Story, Cowley reflected on a remarkable career and lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read. Recalling her own childhood reading journey, and that of her four children, she expressed […]

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  • Call for judges of the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Call for judges of the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 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 wish to be considered as judges of the 2019 awards. Applications opened this […]

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  • Podcast reveals drama of writing lives – NZSA Oral History Podcast launch

    ENTERTAINMENT  The New Zealand Herald 29 Sep, 2018 5:00am “Muldoon generally seemed like the enemy, which, of course, he was!” – Lauris Edmond. By: Dionne Christian They sound like stories from the pages of an espionage thriller: Governments threatening freedom of speech, meetings in exotic European cities with exiled authors, battles with institutions who determined livelihoods […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast: Episode 1 Avalaible

    Lauris Edmond was a New Zealand poet, novelist and editor who also wrote for radio and the stage. In 1999, just months before her death, she sat down with Alison Gray in what may be her last interview. Listen to it on our podcast page or wherever you get your podcasts.  

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  • Copyright Act needs update for 21st century

    Published in STUFF by Paula Browning Sept 26, 2018 OPINION: Copyright is hard to understand for most New Zealanders and well, for many of us, just a little boring. That’s understandable – but for our writers, artists, musicians and creative businesses it matters a lot. In fact it keeps many of them awake at night because it’s […]

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