• 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

    K?piti 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 Ng? Kupu Ora Awards: M?ori Book Awards Finalists

    The finalists in the 2017 Ng? Kupu Ora M?ori Book Awards are: Te Reo M?ori Title: Te Mauri o Te Whare                                                                      […]

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  • Janet Frame Memorial Lecture by 2018 President of Honour Bernard Brown Oct 31

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) invites you to hear Bernard Brown deliver the 2017 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture Old Government House, 31 October 6.00pm Three Hoots for Survival…”Till the final judgement day, the Last Trump”                                    […]

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  • New editor appointed for Landfall journal

    Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall, published by Otago University Press. Neale, who lives in Dunedin, has published six novels and five poetry collections, and edited several anthologies. She is a former Robert Burns fellow (2012) and has received numerous awards and grants for her writing including the Janet Frame/NZSA […]

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  • Congratulations to Dylan Horrocks

    Dylan Horrocks has been named 2018 International Institute of Modern Letters Writer in Residence Acclaimed graphic novelist Dylan Horrocks has been appointed as the Victoria University of Wellington International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2018. He is the first graphic novelist to be awarded this position. Celebrated […]

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  • TWO WHITE RAVENS FOR NZ

      A huge congratulations to author Melinda Szymanik, illustrator Donovan Bixley and publisher Scholastic NZ for Fuzzy Doodle and David Elliot and publisher Otago University Press for Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath being selected as 2017 White Ravens! Each year language […]

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  • Sam Elworthy – AUP- has been elected to the Executive Committee of the IPA

    Sam Elworthy of Auckland University Press has become the first New Zealand representative elected to the executive committee of the International Publishers Association as announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair last week. Auckland University Press announced Sam’s appointment, “Sam has played a key role in New Zealand publishing as president of the Publishers Association of […]

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  • NZSA Canterbury – NZ Heritage awards winners announced

    NZSA Canterbury branch are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 New Zealand Heritage NZSA Canterbury Book Awards and Writing Competitions. On Wednesday evening, we held a cozy event at the gorgeous old Malthouse Theatre in Christchurch. Many of the shortlisted writers, along with others in the writing community and local NZ Society of Authors […]

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