• Pasifika cancelled: Coalition for Books back-up plan!

    The Coalition for Books received news today that Pasifika has been cancelled for the second year in a row.  We acknowledge the stirling efforts of Dorothy Butler Bookshop. They will run a pop-up Pasifika bookstall and poetry performance this Sunday featuring        David Eggleton, Daren Kamali, and Tayi Tibble.   The Coalition for […]

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  • THE 2020 AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME IS LIVE!

    The 20th Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki – The Programme is announced Happy birthday! From 12 to 17 May, will deliver to Tāmaki Makaurau: 41 international literature luminaries 222 New Zealand writers, panellists, chairs, hosts and thinkers Six sensational days of talks, panel discussions and events Discussions that traverse the environment, gender politics, conformity, […]

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  • The Coalition for Books: Writers and Books join the Pasifika Festival

    The recently established Coalition for Books will be placing writers centre stage at the upcoming Pasifika Festival, to be held in Auckland across the weekend of 14th – 15th March. Writers including Poet Laureate David Eggleton and rising star Tayi Tibble will be amongst those performing on stages throughout the two-day event, with its expected […]

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  • Storylines Manuscript Awards and shortlists announced for 2020

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand http://www.storylines.org.nz Congratulations to all NZSA members listed below: The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce the shortlists for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a junior novel manuscript, the Storylines Te Kāhurangi Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira […]

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  • 2020 Storylines Notable Book winners announced

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand http://www.storylines.org.nz The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce its Storylines Notable Book Awards 2020 for the highest quality books in five genres published during 2019. The awards lists are compiled from more than 110 entries from publishers by expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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  • #ReadWomenPEN – PEN CAMPAIGN FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 8

     FOR International Women’s Day  –  8 March.  PEN International will be marking this day by re-launching the social media campaign #ReadWomenPEN in which PEN members and supporters tweet their recommendations for books by women writers. This campaign was hugely successful when we launched it two years ago.  All you need to do is share your three book recommendations written by […]

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  •  Talia Marshall named as first Emerging Māori Writer in Residence IIML

     Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the appointment of Talia Marshall as its inaugural Emerging Māori Writer in Residence. Talia (Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Rārua, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Takihiku) is an essayist and poet whose work appears on Newsroom, The Spinoff, Pantograph Punch, Takahē, and […]

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  • 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

    [ An illustrated memoir for children, a novel which inspired a screen adaption starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, and translations of Romanian and Medieval Latin poetry are among the multitude of extraordinary achievements of this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. They are multi-talented illustrator and children’s writer, Gavin Bishop (Ng?ti Pukeko, Ng?ti […]

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  • Call for judges of the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    The organisers of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are calling for expressions of interest from members of the children’s literature community who wish to be considered as judges of the 2020 awards. The NZ Book Awards Trust is inviting expressions of interest for judges for the 2020 NZ Book Awards […]

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  • 2019 Pikihuia Awards Winners Announced

      The winners of the Pikihuia Awards for short stories were announced last Saturday at Te Wharewaka o P?neke.  On a wet Wellington afternoon wh?nau, friends and supporters of M?ori literature and arts came together to celebrate and acknowledge the success of 23 M?ori writers. The judges had the important job of selecting the winners […]

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  • Victoria University of Wellington announces Emerging Māori Writer’s Residency

    10 September 2019 To mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the inaugural Emerging Māori Writer’s Residency for 2020. The Residency, supported by Creative New Zealand, runs for three months and includes a writing room, a mentor, and a stipend of […]

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  • New Zealand Book Council becomes Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

    New Zealand Book Council is changing its name and identity to become Read NZ Te Pou Muramura. The move will better reflect its work to promote reading through a range of programmes and campaigns, as well as a desire to remain truly relevant in a changing Aotearoa New Zealand. Staff and board worked with education consultant […]

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