• Online internationals attempt to undermine NZ Bookshop Day

    Read an article by Sarah Forster in Booksellers NZ THE READ. On 25 October, Book Depository sent an email to NZ subscribers saying ‘Read The Top NZ Books of the Last Decade’. I clicked through to find our NZ Bookshop Day promotional list, bar a few titles, and a strap line saying ‘we’ve compiled a list of […]

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  • Emma Neale highly commended in UK Bridport Prize flash fiction competition

    Emma Neale from Dunedin is just one of three writers highly commended in this year’s prestigious UK Bridport Prize flash fiction competition for her story ‘Courtship’.  Flash fiction or micro fiction is a very, very short story – in this instance, of 250 words or fewer. The winning story was selected from over 1,700 entries […]

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  • NZSA Podcast Series – Episode 4 with Bernard Brown now available

    In the New Zealand Society of Authors Oral History Podcast we dive deep into the archives to hear New Zealand authors tell their story of living as a writer in Aotearoa. This week we hear from Bernard Brown, poet, NZSA President of Honour 2017-18 and Taipūrākau member. As a respected lawyer and law lecturer, Bernard […]

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  • Lynda Chanwai-Earle named 2019 Writer in Residence

    Ground-breaking playwright and poet Lynda Chanwai-Earle has been appointed as the Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2019. Ms Chanwai-Earle is a well-known public broadcaster, having worked for many years as a documentary producer at Radio New Zealand. She is a researcher for […]

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  • Congratulations to Kapka Kassabova who has won the British Academy’s £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize

    Border by Kapka Kassabova wins British Academy’s £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize  for Global Cultural Understanding 2018 “Extraordinary” book by Bulgarian-born writer chosen to receive international award   London: Kapka Kassabova is today, Tuesday 30 October, announced as the winner of the British Academy’s 6th Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018, for her book Border: A Journey to the Edge […]

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  • Partnership creates first children’s imprint from a New Zealand university press

    Massey University Press (MUP) is joining forces with Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris. Their company, Annual Ink, is to become MUP’s new children’s imprint — the first of its kind in New Zealand.   The imprint’s first title, Hazel and the Snails, by debut author Nan Blanchard, will be published in March 2019 and it […]

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  • NZSA Podcast series – Dame Fiona Kidman in Episode 3

    Have you listened to NZSA’s Oral History Podcast yet? In Episode 3 Dame Fiona Kidman shares her version of some colourful, successful, caustic and challenging times in NZSA’s history. Watch the short video below to learn more. Dame Fiona Kidman is a New Zealand writer and writing teacher who has been widely published and recognised at […]

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  • Author Incomes in Steep Decline – Canadian report blames educational copying

    October 22, 2018 Note from NZSA:  In New Zealand there is NO ELR or Educational Lending Right to compensate for the use of books in school and classroom libraries (as exists in Australia and the UK), and a copyright licence from Copyright Licensing NZ is merely optional for schools, to recompense for material copied over and above the […]

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  • NZSA Canterbury Heritage Book & Writing Awards 2018 – Results!

    Last week NZSA Canterbury announced the winners, runners -up and specially commended writers who had been selected by our judges in the Heritage Literary Awards.  The competition was nation-wide and attracted entries from leading publishers and writers throughout New Zealand. All the judges – Prof Tom Brooking (nonfiction books), Fiona Farrell (novels), Owen Marshall (short […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Episode 2: Gordon McLauchlan OUT NOW

    NZSA Oral History Podcast Episode 2: Gordon McLauchlan Through his writing, radio and television projects Gordon McLauchlan is known for his wit, cultural criticism and works of New Zealand history. He also played a critical role in securing authors rights, advocating as president of the NZSA for kiwi writers during the economic reforms of the […]

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  • CLNZ 2018 Contestable Fund Grant Recipients Announced

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is once again excited to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education. The 2018 Contestable Fund Grant recipients are: Dunedin Writers […]

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  • PEN AMERICA V. TRUMP

    “PEN declares for a free press and opposes arbitrary censorship. It believes that the necessary advance of the world toward a more highly organized political and economic order renders free criticism of governments, administrations, and institutions imperative.” —PEN Charter, 1948 October 16, 2018 Today PEN America, represented by the nonpartisan nonprofit Protect Democracy and the Yale […]

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