• NZSA Oral History Project: Funding helps record stories of Otago authors

    Thanks to funding from the Otago Community Trust and NZ National Commission for UNESCO, NZSA has been able to record three important oral histories from authors in the Otago region.   At the end of July 2020 New Zealand author and oral historian Naomi Arnold, spent a week meeting and interviewing authors Brian Turner, Barbara […]

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  • NZSA member Tina Makereti – Going West podcast interview with Selina Tusitala Marsh

    Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings   https://www.goingwestfest.co.nz/audio/tinamakereti In her prizewinning debut novel Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings Tina Makereti confronts the complexities of cultural heritage, the past and the present, and Moriori, Maori and Pakeha identity. The novel is a compelling, powerful and haunting work. In 2014, Makereti came to Going West to discuss her […]

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  • Explore NZSA’s Podcast Library

    Have you listened to any of NZSA’s two podcast series? The NZSA Oral History Podcast Series is hosted by our own Karyn Hay, Kiwi broadcaster, NZSA member and author, and takes audio from our author oral history archives. Authors relate their stories of involvement with NZSA, chat about other writers of their generation, and describe […]

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  • Owen Marshall on the Work of Writing

     “…As well as the imaginative (or the magical) aspect of writing where the inspiration strikes, there’s the craft aspect of it where it’s just a matter of sitting there doing the job…”   In our last episode of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Season 3 we hear from Owen Marshall. Owen Marshall is a celebrated New Zealand […]

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  • Chris Else Discusses His Writing Life on Latest NZSA Podcast

      In our last episode, author Chris Else talked to Deborah Shepard about his many years of active service for the New Zealand Society of Authors. During those years Chris was also writing and working as a literary agent. His writing life is the focus of our latest episode, released today.   Chris’s episode, and […]

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  • In the Books Bubble with Brandy Scott

    Stacy Gregg Stacy Gregg is HarperCollins NZ’s third best-selling children’s author of all time (after David Walliams and Dr Seuss). Mystic, the BBC TV adaptation of her international best-selling Pony Club Secrets series, screens soon on TVNZ. Nicky Pellegrino Nicky Pellegrino is a former editor of the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. She is the author […]

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  • CLNZ $120,000 Contestable Fund Grants awarded – recipients announced

    We are pleased to announce the successful recipients of the Special Round of Contestable Fund Grants 2020.   In order to support the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, Copyright Licensing New Zealand released a special fund of $120,000 for short-term projects that could be started straight away and completed by the end of September this […]

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  • Chris Else Discusses Advocating for Writers on Latest NZSA Podcast

    “…Any writer that gets more than $500 a year out of the Public Lending Right and isn’t a member of NZSA, is freeloading…” In the latest episode of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Season 3 we hear from Chris Else. Chris is a New Zealand author and literary agent. Along with his own writing, and […]

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  • Joy Cowley in this not-to-be-missed NZSA Oral History Podcast episode

    “…there was a year when the export of children’s books from this country was more than the export of wine…” In the latest episode of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Season 3 we hear from Dame Joy Cowley. Joy is one of New Zealand’s most loved and recognised authors, having published over six hundred titles […]

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  • #NZSA Connects

    New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc announces new digital initiatives April 3, 2020 Like all New Zealanders, organisations and businesses, NZSA is adapting to the challenging circumstances brought about by the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency. “We are really concerned about the ongoing welfare, income and mental and physical health of […]

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  • David Hill: what it takes to be a professional writer

    “…I wept all over the last pages, they are tear blotched…”   In the latest episode of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Season 3 we hear from David Hill who has been writing full-time in New Zealand for over 30 years. David is probably best known for his writing for children and young adults but he […]

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  • Tessa Duder talks courage, action and sorrow on the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series

     “…sometimes we just feel that if we poke our head above the parapet we will personally pay a price…”   The second episode of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Season 3 features part two of an interview with renown author Tessa Duder. Tessa has published fiction and non-fiction for children and adults both in New Zealand and overseas. […]

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