• 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  • Ashton Wylie 2019 Book and Unpublished Manuscript Awards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  • 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel awarded to Tom Remiger’s Soldiers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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  • Four New Zealand writing projects awarded grants – CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant recipients 2018

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers.  The successful recipients were announced at the NZSA National Writers Forum in Auckland on 22 September 2018. Three Open Research Grants of $5,000 each were awarded to […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series Launching at National Writers Forum

    Spanning thirty years, involving four interviewers and including over twenty writers, the New Zealand Society of Authors is opening its audio history. Hear authors tell their story of fighting institutions, government and sometimes each other to advocate for writers rights. Hosted by Karyn Hay, the series will include interviews from the late 1990’s with writers […]

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  • Siobhan Harvey – President of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) – annual AGM address

    T?n? koutou, t?n? koutou, t?n? koutou katoa Talofa lava As President of the New Zealand Society of Authors, I welcome you to our 2018 AGM and Development Weekend, ‘TURNING THE PAGE’. A veritable feast of workshops, panel sessions, discussions, ideas and meetings with fellow writers await you tomorrow. I want to humbly thank The Auckland […]

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