• The rise and rise of New Zealand children’s publishing – Tessa Duder

    Keynote speech – Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, 6 October 2017 Once upon a time – about 1978 – a young mother of four was struck in the middle of the night with an idea for a children’s novel. A sailing adventure! A family in peril! Would they survive the night?! This was […]

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  • Nominations published for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals 2018

    Nominations have been published for two of the country’s oldest children’s book awards for writing and illustration for children. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by CILIP for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people; while the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for distinguished illustration in a book for […]

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  • CLIMATEKEYS: KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD – NZ

    A series of piano recitals and climate discussions are being held around the globe in November, timed to coincide with the United Nations COP 23 conference being held in Bonn, Germany. An acclaimed pianist will play a concert – 30 minutes. This will be followed by a vigorous discussion facilitated by a climate change scientist […]

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  • 2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award announced in Dublin! – 3 from NZ

    13 novels from Australia & New Zealand on the 2018 longlist!  dublinlitaward #DUBLITAWARD 10 novels from Australia and 3 from New Zealand are among 150 titles nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations include 48 novels in translation with works by authors […]

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  • Whitireia GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING (APPLIED)

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING (APPLIED) – Applications close November 30   Whitireia’s highly regarded programme is the only full training course for publishing in New Zealand. Developed and run in partnership with the industry, the Graduate Diploma in Publishing (Applied) is modelled on an apprenticeship. It focuses on practical experience and industry contacts. All tutors are practitioners […]

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  • Landfall Essay Competition winners share prize for radically different topics  

    Two New Zealand essayists writing on very different topics – life as an army recruit and the power of scent – are joint winners of the 2017 Landfall Essay Competition.   Laurence Fearnley, of Dunedin, and Alie Benge, of Wellington, will share the $3000 cash prize and both will receive a year’s subscription to Landfall. The judge of […]

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  • Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award winner inspired by polar experience

    Kāpiti poet Alison Glenny has won the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Award with ‘The Farewell Tourist’, a poetry collection inspired by a visit to Antarctica.   She receives a $10,000 prize and a year’s subscription to Landfall, and Otago University Press will publish her collection in 2018. Glenny says she wrote an initial draft while completing a postgraduate […]

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  • STORYLINES BETTY GILDERDALE AWARD 2017 to Wellington’s Maureen Crisp

    STORYLINES BETTY GILDERDALE AWARD 2017 to Wellington’s Maureen Crisp Wellington teacher, author and literary blogger Maureen Crisp has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Storylines Betty Gilderdale award for outstanding service to children’s literature. “Storylines is delighted to honour Maureen as one of the unsung heroes of children’s literature in this country,” says […]

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  • Fresh blood on the ferns: new voices dominate Ngaio Marsh Awards

    The usual suspects took a back seat as first-time crime writers Fiona Sussman, Finn Bell, and Michael Bennett swept the spoils at the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards in Christchurch on Saturday night. The talented trio made history on several fronts at a special WORD Christchurch event hosted in Dame Ngaio’s hometown by Scorpio Books as […]

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  • 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Awards: Māori Book Awards Finalists

    The finalists in the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards are: Te Reo Māori Title: Te Mauri o Te Whare                                                                      […]

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