• Jared Wiremu Kane is the IIML 2022 Emerging Māori Writer-in-Residence

    Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jared Wiremu Kane (Ngāpuhi) as the 2022 Emerging Māori Writer-in-Residence. The residency is supported by Creative New Zealand. During the residency, Jared will receive a stipend of $15,000 to work on The Matawhaorua-O’Reillys, a novel for junior readers. The novel will […]

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  • Sir Philip Pullman writes to the National Library

      Read the letter from the President of the UK Society of Authors, Sir Philip Pullman to Rachel Esson and Minister Tinetti about the Internet Archive.    Here: Philip Pullman UK SoA To Hon Jan Tinetti – Minister for Internal Affairs  Rachel Esson – National Librarian 30 September 2021 Dear Jan Tinetti and Rachel Esson, […]

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  • Call for submissions that engages Freedom of Expression

    Online magazine, adda, is calling for submissions for an edition that engages with the Commonwealth Charter theme of Freedom of Expression. We are committed to peaceful, open dialogue and the free flow of information, including through a free and responsible media, and to enhancing democratic traditions and strengthening democratic processes. Commonwealth Charter, Article V Writers […]

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  • Sargeson Prize 2021 winners focus on relationships and families

    A story about the harm patriarchal communities can do is the overall winner of this year’s Sargeson Prize. The University of Waikato sponsors the short story competition and announced the winners at the annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture, which was streamed online on Wednesday night due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Lara Markstein’s story ‘Good Men’ was […]

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  • Winners of 2021 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize announced

    The Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize winners for this year have been revealed. The competition is now in its eleventh year, and this year attracted 136 poems from across New Zealand and Australia. First place goes to Sophia Wilson from Ōtepoti – Dunedin for her poem “Sea-skins”. Runner up is Ōtautahi-Christchurch based Jenna Heller with […]

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  • International Translator’s Residency – call for entries

    Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre in the Scottish Highlands is asking for applications from international literary translators who wish to immerse themselves in Scottish literature.  The translator will receive a programme of meetings and showcases, exposing them to contemporary Scottish writers with the potential to pitch to international publishers for rights buying and translation. “This is […]

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  • International Writers Residency at Moniack Mhor now open for applications

    Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre in the Scottish Highlands is offering a month-long Connect and Collaborate residency opportunity to 10 mid-career international writers and Scottish peers. Six places will go to international writers who live outside of the UK, and three places will go to UK-based Scottish writers. There is a further one place available for […]

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  • NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2022 Opens

    Award for fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’ The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon. As set by Laura, the main criteria for the exciting prize is for new writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. Published and unpublished writers are invited to […]

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  • Storylines Notable Books 2021 – Junior Fiction Winners Announced

    Ten children’s novels named as Notable Storylines Children’s Literature Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa is pleased to announce ten novels by New Zealand authors for young readers, chosen as Storylines Notable Books 2021. The list, covering novels published from 1 January 2020 to 31 July 2021, is released in conjunction with the Kids’ […]

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  • Joy Watson – Obituary

    Scholastic New Zealand and NZSA are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of dearly loved children’s author, Joy Watson, on Monday 4 October. Generations of children know Joy as the author of the much-loved series of five picture books about Grandpa (supposedly inspired by her husband!), illustrated by Wendy Hodder and beginning with the […]

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  • Warm congratulations NZ Book Industry Awards winners

    The Nielsen Book Publisher of the Year award went to Mākaro Press, with the judges praising their expertise, appetite for risk and the company’s outstanding contributions to NZ literature. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Bridget Williams of Bridget Williams Books (BWB) in recognition of her contribution to the Aotearoa publishing industry. The Book […]

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  • Bestselling authors call on publishers to name #TranslatorsOnTheCover

    ‘Name the translator in the same breath as you name the author’ say authors, including Bernardine Evaristo, Sarah Waters, Preti Taneja, Katie Kitamura, Simon Schama, Max Porter, Tracy Chevalier and more. On International Translation Day 2021 #TranslatorsOnTheCover was launched, calling on every writer to ask their publishers for cover credits for the people who translate […]

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