The 2021 New Years Honours are out today.
Here is the list of writers and literary sector figures honoured in this year’s awards. Many congratulations to all those who received recognition.
ORDER OF NEW ZEALAND (ONZ)
Distinguished Professor Dame Mary Anne Salmond, DBE, Stanley Pt, Auckland, for services to New Zealand
Donovan Paul Bixley, Hilltop, Taupō, for services to children’s fiction and as an illustrator – author/illustrator
Murray Campbell Lynch, Te Aro, Wellington, for services to theatre – CEO of Playmarket NZ
Joanna Ruth Randerson, Brooklyn, Wellington, for services to the performing arts – playwright, novelist
Victor John Rodger, Oriental Bay, Wellington, for services to theatre and Pacific arts – author, playwright, lecturer, actor
Roger Wilson Steele, Paraparaumu, for services to the publishing industry and the arts – Publisher of Steele Roberts.
Chloe Angela Carol Wright, Ōmokoroa, Tauranga, for services to philanthropy, education and health (CYPBA major sponsor)
Dr Jann Medlicott, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, for services to philanthropy, the arts and radiology (sponsor of the Acorn Fiction award)
Pauline Kei Smith, Riverton, for services to Pacific arts and the community – author of Dawn Raid