• NZ, Oz writers shortlisted for 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

    10 April 2019 Two New Zealanders and one Australian writer are among the finalists for the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. New Zealand writer Maria Samuela was shortlisted for ‘Bluey’, as was Harley Hern for ‘Screaming’. Australian writer Emma Ashmere was shortlisted for her story ‘Nightfall’. Samuela, Hern and Ashmere are among 24 writers to […]

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  • A message from Creative NZ

    Kia ora t?tou katoaAs – Salaam – Alaikum   The hate, gun violence and crimes directed against the faithful at the Masjid al Noor and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch have left us bewildered, feeling vulnerable, struck to the core. We have had to accept that an act of terrorism hasbeen inflicted on our people […]

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  • Auckland Writers Festival 2019 programme

    The Prime Minister, Jeff Tweedy, Sir Antony Beevor among Stellar 2019 Auckland Writers Festival Line-up The 20th Auckland Writers Festival programme launches today, revealing a line-up of more than 200 events featuring over 230 globally acclaimed public intellectuals and much-loved literary stars offering conversation, laughter, ideas and inspiration for audiences of all ages from 13 […]

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  • Talofa Lava Selina!

    Selina Tusitala Marsh is your new Poet Laureate. New Zealand Poet Laureate Award acceptance speech Read on National Poetry Day, 25 August 2017, Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland book launch of Tightrope (Auckland University Press). I accept this award on behalf of the ten-year-old at St Joseph’s in Otahuhu who found a word to rhyme with monocle […]

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