• WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY – MAY 3

     On World Press Freedom Day PEN calls for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia and the protection of journalists and rights activists fighting for justice in her case  3 May 2018 – Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent investigative journalist and blogger, was assassinated on 16 October 2017 near her house in Bidnija, Malta, in a targeted […]

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  • Phantom Billstickers pay tribute to the nation’s poets as they announce National Poetry Day 2018

       New Zealand is a nation of poets and poetry lovers. Last year Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day broke all records, with 120 events taking place in cities and towns all over the country. This year, Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day (#NZPoetryDay) will be held on Friday 24 August 2018 and is set to be […]

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  • Three talented Kiwis shortlisted for Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel

    Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel. Out of almost 200 entries, three outstanding manuscripts have been chosen for the 2018 shortlist: When Curlews Call by H. E. Crampton (Cairns and Nelson) Caught Between by Jeannie McLean (Auckland) Slaughter […]

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  • Good news for NZ Bookshops – a level playing field at last (in October 2019)

    Retailers’ relief as uncompetitive GST loophole is to be closed   Bookshops and other small businesses and their communities across New Zealand will have a sense of relief that the loophole allowing offshore retailers  an unfair 15% price advantage when selling into New Zealand is to be closed, finally. “Closing this loophole will remove the […]

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  • The Times Just Won 3 Pulitzers. Read the Winning Work

    The newspaper is recognized for its work in public service, national reporting and editorial cartooning. By Daniel Victor The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes on April 16, bringing its industry-leading total to 125 since the prizes were first awarded in 1917. The Times was recognized for coverage that led to an international reckoning on […]

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  • Four secondary school writers win NZSA youth mentorships

    Four talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme 2018. These young writers now have a special opportunity to hone their writing skills and develop their craft under the mentorship of four of New Zealand’s finest professional authors.   The 2018 recipients […]

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  • Shortlist for Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

    In the UK, the shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced. The six shortlisted titles are: The Idiot (Elif Batuman, Penguin) The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock (Imogen Hermes Gowar, Harvill Secker) Sight (Jessie Greengrass, John Murray) When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (Meena Kandasamy, Atlantic) Home Fire (Kamila Shamsie, […]

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  • Andrew Sean Greer, Jack Davis, Frank Bidart Win Pulitzers in Fiction, History, Poetry

      The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters were awarded in the book categories of fiction, history, biography poetry, and general nonfiction Monday afternoon. The winner for fiction is Less by Andrew Sean Greer (Little, Brown), a story centered on an aging novelist and the evolving nature of love. The Pulitzer for history was awarded to The Gulf: The […]

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  • STORYLINES MARGARET MAHY MEDAL AND LECTURE AWARD 2018

    Janice Marriott 2018 Margaret Mahy Medal winner Children’s author, screenwriter, mentor, audio producer, editor and teacher, Janice Marriott, was awarded the 2018 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal  for lifetime achievement and her distinguished contribution to New Zealand’s children’s literature at the annual Storylines Margaret Mahy Awards Day on 8 April. Her Margaret Mahy Medal was presented by […]

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  • IPA President Michael Kolman addresses first European Children’s Bookstore Conference at Bologna

    Getting ‘Our Publishing Houses in Order’ On Sunday (March 29), the first European Independent Children’s Bookstore Conference was held at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair. Arranged by Bologna’s organizers in cooperation with the Association of Italian Independent Children’s Bookstores, the event was designed to “highlight the various cultural and economic aspects faced by independent bookstores […]

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  • Flash Frontier March news

    March issue of Flash Frontier! We’re happy to send this PASIFIKA issue out into the world, guest edited by Vaughan Rapatahana and Teoti Jardine. Thank you to our discerning guest editors for the time and care they put into reading for this issue. We also thank Vaughan Rapatahana for sharing his dual language work, E ngaro taku ringa with readers this month. In […]

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  • New Zealand’s One Tree House wins Children’s Publisher of the Year – Oceania section – Bologna Book Fair/IPA 2018

    Now in its sixth edition, the BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year, acknowledges the most significant publishers in each of the six areas of the world: Africa, Central and South America, North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The prize, organized  by  Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with AIE – Italian Publishers Association, […]

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