• Three NZ Writers make 2024 Barry Awards finalists

    The 2024 Barry Awards Congratulations to NZ writers Vanda Symon (NZSA President), Michael Bennett, and Anthony McCarten who are finalists in these awards. Best Paperback Original Mystery or Crime Novel Mia P. Manansala, MURDER AND MAMON (Berkley) Rick Mofina, EVERY THING SHE FEARED (MIRA) Jake Needham, WHO THE HELL IS HARRY BLACK? (Half Penny) Jesse […]

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  • NZSA CompleteMS Programme 2024 opens

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that’s ready to take to the next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction, non-fiction… Apply now for the NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme. The NZSA CompleteMS assessment programme is open for applications until 28 May 2024. CompleteMS is for writers who have completed a manuscript through […]

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  • THE 2023 BRAM STOKER AWARDS® FINAL BALLOT

    The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Final Ballot for the 2023 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with more than 2,000 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see https://www.thebramstokerawards.com/). Works appearing on this […]

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  • Robert Lord Writers Cottage Trust announces residencies for 2024

    Six writers have been awarded 2024 residencies at the historic cottage in Ōtepoti Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature, and applications for the NZYWF Young Writer in Residence 2024 will open in late April. The Robert Lord Writers Cottage Trust is delighted to announce its residencies for 2024 have been awarded to April-Rose Geers, Feana Tu’akoi, […]

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  • Ukraine: Two years since Russian full-scale invasion, justice and accountability must prevail

     24 February will mark two years since the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. According to the UN, 10,378 civilians have been killed and 19,632 injured as of January 2024, although the actual figures are likely to be higher. Many are still reported missing. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian military personnel, including former […]

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  • Renee Rowland announced as Booksellers ANZ Association Manager

      Booksellers NZ has announced that Renee Rowland is our new Association Manager, with immediate effect. Renee is no stranger to our bookselling community, as former owner-operator of The Twizel Bookshop and Timaru Booksellers, and former director on the Booksellers ANZ Board (2020 – 2024). Prior to opening two bookshops in rural South Island, Renee […]

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  • NZ Booklovers Awards 2024 Shortlist Announced

    15 February 2024  The NZ Booklovers Awards 2024 shortlist, announced today, features a mixture of debut authors and well-known writers.  Books by Carl Nixon, DV Bishop, Kelly Gibney, Sarah and Otis Frizzell, Eileen Merriman, David Hill, James Russell and Peter Millett are among the diverse titles nominated for the NZ Booklovers Awards, along with exciting […]

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  • Launch of NZSA’s new Mentorships for Kaituhi Māori

    A tono for kaituhi Māori across the motu: apply to be mentored by an established and acclaimed Māori writer! The new Kaituhi Māori Mentorship Programme gives emerging writers who whakapapa Māori the opportunity to work closely with an acclaimed Māori writer as their mentor to hone their tuhituhi ability and, in the process, evolve and […]

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  • How to be well-read in the Year of the Dragon

    KETE BOOKS Poet Laureate Chris Tse curates a selection of recent books by Aotearoa’s East and South East Asian writers to mark Lunar New Year. Find more information about the books in this selection here.

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  • Te Papa Tupu open 2024-2025

    Te Papa Tupu incubator programme for 2024–25   Te Papa Tupu is open to Māori writers who have written a manuscript, are living in Aotearoa and are committed to attending, learning and fulfilling a dream of being published. This is a fantastic opportunity to be connected with other Māori writers and industry experts. As a […]

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  • 2024 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Winner

    National Library’s Elizabeth Jones wins Storylines’ top Award National Library’s Director, Elizabeth Jones, has been named the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal winner 2024. The award is presented annually to a person for their lifetime achievement and significant contribution to the broad field of children’s and young adult literature and literacy. As Director of Literacy and Learning […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Season 5 finishes with Fleur Adcock

    In 2019, Deborah Shepard travelled to England to spend two days recording the oral history of writer Fleur Adcock. Fleur Adcock lived between New Zealand and England for many years. Although Fleur settled in London in the 1970’s, she is still published here and we still regard her as ‘one of our own’. In the […]

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