• NZSA Canterbury Branch Annual Heritage Book & Writing Awards 2019 – shortlists announced

    Awards Ceremony October 24 Canterbury Branch Annual Heritage Book & Writing Awards 2019 The NZ Heritage Book Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday 24 October 2019 7 – 9pm at St Michael and All Angels 99 Oxford Tce. The standard this year is exceptionally high. NZSA Canterbury have received 72 Heritage Book entries and 30 […]

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  • Cultural Labour is an election issue!

    A Platform to Encourage and Protect Canadian Creativity The federal election will be held on Monday, October 21. The Writers’ Union of Canada is approaching the 2019 federal election with the goal of ensuring a properly protected and well-funded cultural space for creating and sharing stories in Canada. Without the stories, information, and ideas generated […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2019 Awarded

    “The overall quality was high and the upper end of the list strong. We could have easily added many more to the shortlist.”– David Veart, 2019 Judging Panel Convener The 2019 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants have been awarded.  The $5,000 grants support New Zealand writers who wish […]

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  • RIP Bert Hingley

    Many authors and those in the literary art world are mourning as we mark the passing of publisher Bert Hingley. His funeral is today on the Central Coast north of Sydney. Bert worked in the world of books as a reviewer and columnist until he was appointed publisher at Hodder & Stoughton NZ. His list […]

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  • 2019 NZSA Honours Given to Michael Morrissey & Riemke Ensing

    At the Auckland Branch meeting on 6 September 2019, NZSA board representative Susan Battye, presented Micahel Morrissey and Riemke Ensing with their 2019 Honours List award. The NZSA Honours List is an award recognising long service to NZSA by members. Michael Morrissey has been one of NZSA’s most consistent meeting attendees and supporters since joining […]

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  • Ashton Wylie 2019 Book and Unpublished Manuscript Awards

    MEDIA RELEASE Provocative Book Encouraging Behaviour Change to Save Our Planet Wins Major Award Auckland professor of psychology Niki Harré has won this year’s $10,000 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Book Award for The Infinite Game, a work that teaches us how to live and work co-operatively together, for the good of ourselves and the planet. Niki Harré […]

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  • Flash Frontier: April 2019 Issue – LOVE

    Contents The Muslim Women Who Raised Us – Mohamed HassanHow to Tell a Story from the Heart in Proper Time – Riham AdlyRapurapu/ Searching – Tania Roxborogh The Clock in the Cul-de-Sac Marks the Time – Claire BeynonWe followed the voices – Marjory WoodfieldTowards balance – Anita GoveasThe Only Person on the Bus – Madeleine […]

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  • 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel awarded to Tom Remiger’s Soldiers

    Tom McLean, writing as Tom Remiger, is the winner of the 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for his novel, Soldiers (shortlisted as The City). Remiger receives a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advance against royalties. The award was accepted on his behalf this afternoon at a party held during Auckland Writers Festival week. The […]

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  • NZSA Submission to Tomorrows’ Schools Review

    March 2019 NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF AUTHORS (PEN NZ INC)                         Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa Background on NZSA: The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa was established in 1934 and is the principal organisation representing and supporting New Zealand writers. We are a membership-based organisation, representing nearly […]

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  • Nominations are open for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement

    Nominations are now welcome for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Creative New Zealand is inviting nominations for writers who have made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. Writers can also nominate themselves. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. Those nominated must be New […]

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  • Two writers receive NZSA Waitangi Day Literary Honours

    Two writers making waves on the international scene have been awarded Waitiangi Day Literary Honours by the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc). This year’s recipients are Samoan/Maori writer Lani Wendt Young, and Scottish-born crime writer Liam McIlvanney who now lives in Dunedin. “The selection of Lani Wendt-Young and Liam McIlvanney as recipients of the 2019 […]

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  • Ockhams’ 2019 Longlist Laden with Literary Luminaries

    THURSDAY 31 JANUARY 2019 Many of New Zealand’s literary heavyweights feature in the 40-strong Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist announced today. The latest works of Lloyd Jones, Fiona Kidman, Maurice Gee and Vincent O’Sullivan are among the rich and varied range nominated for the country’s premier book awards, now in their 51st year.  They […]

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