• Keri Hulme’s legacy honoured in new award for Māori writers at the 2023 Pikihuia Awards

    28 October 2023 Poet essa may ranapiri took out the Keri Hulme Award at the Pikihuia Awards held in Wellington last night. This was the first time the award has been offered. It results from Keri Hulme’s wish to support Maori writers by setting up a fund from the sale of the original manuscript of […]

    Continue reading
  • Everything I know about Books – author events

    Public author events in celebration of Everything I Know about Books: An insider look at publishing in Aotearoa 18 October – 10 November 2023 To celebrate the launch of Everything I Know About Books: An insider look at publishing in Aotearoa, public author events will be held at participating bookstores across the country. The publication was […]

    Continue reading
  • 30,000 books donated to Kiwi kids in need – 10,000 more on the way

    30,000 books donated to Kiwi kids in need – 10,000 more on the way Children’s book-gifting charity Kiwi Christmas Books has passed a milestone donation mark ahead of the launch of its 2023 Christmas campaign. More than 30,000 brand new books have now been donated by generous New Zealanders since the book-gifting project began, and […]

    Continue reading
  • Appointment of an Author Director Copyright Licensing New Zealand

    November 2023 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is seeking a member of NZSA to join its Board of Directors The Position Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is seeking a member of NZSA to join its Board of Directors. This appointment process is being undertaken by the Board to find a suitable candidate to replace a […]

    Continue reading
  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Episode 2 Live!

    Witi Ihimaera has become one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most recognised and decorated writers over his 50+ years as an author. The first episode of this season covered some of those highlights; this episode we again join Witi talking to Deborah Shepard about his life as a writer. Hosted by writer and broadcaster Karyn Hay,  this […]

    Continue reading
  • PEN International Calls for Peace-Dispels all Hatreds

    PEN International Calls for Peace-Dispels all Hatreds In the third decade of the 21st Century humans are able to see into the furthest reaches and most distant times of the universe. We can produce literature, art and music of extraordinary resonance and subtlety. And yet, almost every day in the world we are faced with […]

    Continue reading
  • Authors orgs raise concerns about Spotify audiobook streaming offer

    Australian Society of Authors In a new audiobook streaming deal, Spotify has announced that their Premium subscribers in the UK and Australia/NZ may access up to 15 hours of free audiobook content per month. It has been reported that all of the major publishing houses have agreed to this streaming deal and over 150,000 audiobooks […]

    Continue reading
  • Film in verse: Aotearoa’s first Poetry Film Festival

    Aotearoa’s first ever poetry film festival is happening on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November this year, with screenings of international and local short films. During the day, films will be shown at the Memorial Theatre at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. These are free events and open to the public. Evening sessions will […]

    Continue reading
  • IAF’s principles for Artificial Intelligence and Authorship

     21ST SEPTEMBER 2023 AI,  IAF,  NEWS The International Authors Forum (IAF) has developed a set of principles that must be upheld in any policy in this area where the use of AI technologies intersects with authors’ work and intellectual property (IP). These principles are intended to provide guidance for discussions and policymaking, acknowledging that a broad legal framework […]

    Continue reading
  • Entries are open for the 2023 Sunday Star-Times short story awards

    Media release  Sunday 8 October 2023   Unleash your literary genius at NZ’s biggest short story competition Entries are open for the 2023 Sunday Star-Times short story awards The prestigious 2023 Sunday Star-Times short story competition launches today. The open category winner will receive $8,500, a share of a total prize pool of $13,000, making […]

    Continue reading
  • Introducing BookHub: The game-changing online sales tool for NZ

    On National Bookshop Day, 7 October 2023, BookHub – a bookselling website created by Booksellers Aotearoa NZ and CircleSoft in collaboration with New Zealand’s independent bookstores – will go live.   With BookHub, consumers can buy the book they want online directly from participating NZ independent bookstores in just a few clicks. Launched with a […]

    Continue reading
  • Laurence Fearnley, Winner of the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2023!

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) congratulates Laurence Fearnley on winning the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2023 to work on her novel with the working title ‘The Palette Club (A tender violence)’. This annual award is made possible with thanks to the generosity of the […]

    Continue reading