• NZ title in 2021 IBBY International Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities.

    Outstanding New Zealand title   Of Course You Can, written by Karen Hinge and illustrated by Nicky Sievert (published by One Tree House) has been chosen as one of the 2021 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. This bilingual story is presented in English and Te reo Māori and focuses on […]

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  • Call for nominations for Te Awhi Rito – Reading Ambassador for NZ

    The establishment of Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young adults was announced in August by Prime Minister and then-Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern. The founding partners have since then worked to develop the processes and protocols that govern the establishment and ongoing delivery of the role. Appointment […]

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  • Ani-Piki Tuari named as 2021 Emerging Māori Writer in Residence at IIML

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ani-Piki Tuari as the Emerging Māori Writer in Residence for 2021.   During the residency, which is supported by Creative New Zealand, Ani-Piki will receive a stipend of $15,000 to continue work on her project, Whakapaupākihi, […]

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  • Announcing the winners of the 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards 2020 – Winners

    30.10.20  Winners of the NZSA Heritage Book Awards were announced last night in Christchurch.  The Non-Fiction winner was Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death by Caroline Barron. (Bateman Books). In 2018 Barron was a Short Prose winner in these awards with an excerpt from the book. Judges Hilary and John Mitchell said, […]

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  • University of Otago fellowships named

    Monday, 19 October 2020 Award-winning novelist and West Coast newspaper reporter Becky Manawatu has been named as next year’s University of Otago Burns Fellow.   The university also announced that Heather McQuillan is the University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence. Otago humanities division pro-vice-chancellor Prof Tony Ballantyne said […]

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  • Today’s the Day – OCT 17 – BOOKSHOP DAY AOTEAROA #buylocal#supportlocal

    2020 will see us celebrate NZ Bookshop Day for the sixth time, drawing thousands of people into their local bookshops to buy books to celebrate their third place: their local bookshop. This year will see dozens of bookshops throughout New Zealand celebrate their communities with a range of events, competitions and exciting activities. See a few highlights by clicking through to […]

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  • 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards – shortlists announced

    NZSA Heritage Literary Awards Announce Shortlist NZSA Canterbury Branch Date: 14.10.20 Judges have announced the short lists for the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. All work this year was asked to reflect on “Encountering our Stories: Art, Culture, Identity.” New categories this year are Te Reo books and Children’s Books. 50 entries were received […]

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  • Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award.

    E ngā kaituhi reo Māori! Enter your manuscript for the Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award. – any genre (picture book, junior fiction, YA fiction, non-fiction) – original works in te reo Māori (not translations) – deadline 31 October. Enter online: https://bit.ly/36mBMdi Receive a guaranteed offer of publication with HUIA and a cash prize of […]

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  • STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS 2020 – brochure release

    STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS Storylines 2021 Notable Book Awards The 2021 Storylines Notable Book Awards will be presented in October next year, to maximise the potential for booksellers to highlight the award-winning books to parents and wider whānau as Christmas gift options. The 2021 awards therefore cover a one-off 19-month period, with a 31 August 2021 […]

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  • Meet our 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates

    24.09.20 Meet the 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates – congratulations to NZSA member Shayne Carter The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi welcomes seven new Laureates to our 100-strong alumni. Established in 2000, the Arts Foundation Laureate Awards celebrate and empower New Zealand’s most outstanding practising artists across all genres. The Award recognises their potential for an enduring career […]

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  • 2021 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the 2021 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship. The fellowship comprises six months of accommodation in a restored colonial cottage and a stipend currently set at $27,000. It will run from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021 and is advertised subject to confirmation of CNZ funding. Closes  6 […]

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  • Te Papa Tupu writers announced for the 2021 MLT programme – whakamihi

    Six aspiring Māori writers have been chosen to take a step forward in their journey to publishing. The writers are:  Ashlee Sturme (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Awa), Edgecumbe Deborah Williams (Ngāi Tahu), Whāngārei Geraldine Warren (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto), Auckland Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa, Te Whakatōhea), Whāngārei Olivia Aroha Giles (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Āti Awa, Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi […]

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