• University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence – Raymond Huber

    Congratulations to NZSA member Raymond Huber! Raymond Huber is an author and freelance editor, with a wealth of experience as a teacher, editor, and a writer of fiction and non-fiction. He has received numerous awards and shortlisting in prestigious Children’s Book Awards, nationally and internationally. He has a story in the Te Papa children’s book […]

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  • Winning poems of Given Words competition for National Poetry Day 2017

    Skip to main content Winning poems of Given Words competition for National Poetry Day 2017 Given Words is delighted to announce the winners of the ‘Given Words’ poetry competition for National Poetry Day 2017. Given Words is delighted to announce the winners of the ‘Given Words’ poetry competition for National Poetry Day 2017. The winner […]

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  • Deadline approaches for Storylines manuscript Award entries

      31 October 2017 is the closing date for manuscript submissions for the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a junior novel, and the Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a YA novel. For tips of how to write a successful picture book, and more on the Storylines […]

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  • Whitcoulls Top 50 Kids’ List announced today

    Kiwi Kids chose NZ writers when asked to vote for their favourite books… When Kiwi kids got the chance to vote for their favourite books they voted overwhelmingly for New Zealand writers said Whitcoulls, as they announce their Kids’ Top 50 Books list today. Voting was up by a staggering 45 percent from last year […]

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  • Seeking new Landfall editor!

     Expressions of interest are sought for the position of editor of Landfall (two issues per year) and Landfall Review Online (www.landfallreview.com), which posts six new book reviews online every month except January. Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases new fiction, poetry and art, as well as biographical and critical […]

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  • The 150th FlaxFlower book review has been posted on the flaxroots website.

    In it North Shore author Vicky Adin’s book The Girl From County Clare, is hailed by its reviewer as a delightful novel that was hard to put down, well-researched, and reflecting considerable understanding of the attitudes of the era — the late 1800s. Note: the review will be posted on Thursday Sept. 28th FlaxFlower is an […]

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  • Ben Schrader named recipient of $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award

    Ben Schrader, a freelance historian who specialises in urban history and the history of the built environment, was presented with the CLNZ Writers’ Award in Wellington on 21 September 2017. Ben receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project Won and Lost: Saving New Zealand’s Built Heritage 1885-2016. The book […]

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  • Ahead of Frankfurt: Michael Healy on World Copyright Issues Publishers Need to Watch

    ‘Copyright has come to be seen by many outside our industry as an inhibitor to creativity,’ writes Michael Healy ahead of a special session at the Frankfurt Book Fair on proliferating international challenges.   By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson With Michael Healy, Exec. Director, Intl. Affairs, Copyright Clearance Center | @MJHealy ‘Copyright Wars’ At the Frankfurt Book […]

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  • NZ poets shortlisted for $20,000 Montreal International Poetry Award 2017

    Eight Australian and two New Zealand poets have been shortlisted for the C$20,000 (A$20,440) Montreal International Poetry Award 2017. Australians shortlisted for the award are S K Kelen for ‘Soldiers’; Christopher Kelen for ‘An Attitude of Waiters’ and ‘The Thieves Have Gone’; Anthony Lawrence for ‘Blue Curtains’; Marjorie Main for ‘The Ways’; Felicity Plunkett for […]

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  • Man Booker prize 2017: shortlist makes room for debuts alongside big names

    George Saunders, Fiona Mozley and Emily Fridlund are nominated for their first novels, alongside new books from Ali Smith and Paul Auster  The 2017 shortlist (l-r): Fiona Mozley, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Smith, George Saunders, Emily Fridlund and Paul Auster. Composite: The Guardian Alison Flood – Writer for The Guardian American heavyweights Paul Auster and George Saunders […]

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