• TWO WHITE RAVENS FOR NZ

      A huge congratulations to author Melinda Szymanik, illustrator Donovan Bixley and publisher Scholastic NZ for Fuzzy Doodle and David Elliot and publisher Otago University Press for Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath being selected as 2017 White Ravens! Each year language […]

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  • Sam Elworthy – AUP- has been elected to the Executive Committee of the IPA

    Sam Elworthy of Auckland University Press has become the first New Zealand representative elected to the executive committee of the International Publishers Association as announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair last week. Auckland University Press announced Sam’s appointment, “Sam has played a key role in New Zealand publishing as president of the Publishers Association of […]

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  • NZSA Canterbury – NZ Heritage awards winners announced

    NZSA Canterbury branch are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 New Zealand Heritage NZSA Canterbury Book Awards and Writing Competitions. On Wednesday evening, we held a cozy event at the gorgeous old Malthouse Theatre in Christchurch. Many of the shortlisted writers, along with others in the writing community and local NZ Society of Authors […]

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  • ‘Fair use’ infringes on creators’ property rights

    Illustration: Tom Jellett              ARTICLE BY JOHN BYRON   in The Australian September 20, 2017 If the proposed regime were reasonable, it wouldn’t need to be marketed with such a cute baby panda name. Naming it “fair use” is like calling the harpooning of whales on the high seas a peaceful […]

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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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  • University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence – Raymond Huber

    Congratulations to NZSA member Raymond Huber! Raymond Huber is an author and freelance editor, with a wealth of experience as a teacher, editor, and a writer of fiction and non-fiction. He has received numerous awards and shortlisting in prestigious Children’s Book Awards, nationally and internationally. He has a story in the Te Papa children’s book […]

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  • Winning poems of Given Words competition for National Poetry Day 2017

    Skip to main content Winning poems of Given Words competition for National Poetry Day 2017 Given Words is delighted to announce the winners of the ‘Given Words’ poetry competition for National Poetry Day 2017. Given Words is delighted to announce the winners of the ‘Given Words’ poetry competition for National Poetry Day 2017. The winner […]

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  • Whitcoulls Top 50 Kids’ List announced today

    Kiwi Kids chose NZ writers when asked to vote for their favourite books… When Kiwi kids got the chance to vote for their favourite books they voted overwhelmingly for New Zealand writers said Whitcoulls, as they announce their Kids’ Top 50 Books list today. Voting was up by a staggering 45 percent from last year […]

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  • Seeking new Landfall editor!

     Expressions of interest are sought for the position of editor of Landfall (two issues per year) and Landfall Review Online (www.landfallreview.com), which posts six new book reviews online every month except January. Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases new fiction, poetry and art, as well as biographical and critical […]

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  • The 150th FlaxFlower book review has been posted on the flaxroots website.

    In it North Shore author Vicky Adin’s book The Girl From County Clare, is hailed by its reviewer as a delightful novel that was hard to put down, well-researched, and reflecting considerable understanding of the attitudes of the era — the late 1800s. Note: the review will be posted on Thursday Sept. 28th FlaxFlower is an […]

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