• Podcast reveals drama of writing lives – NZSA Oral History Podcast launch

    ENTERTAINMENT  The New Zealand Herald 29 Sep, 2018 5:00am “Muldoon generally seemed like the enemy, which, of course, he was!” – Lauris Edmond. By: Dionne Christian They sound like stories from the pages of an espionage thriller: Governments threatening freedom of speech, meetings in exotic European cities with exiled authors, battles with institutions who determined livelihoods […]

    Continue reading
  • NZSA Oral History Podcast: Episode 1 Avalaible

    Lauris Edmond was a New Zealand poet, novelist and editor who also wrote for radio and the stage. In 1999, just months before her death, she sat down with Alison Gray in what may be her last interview. Listen to it on our podcast page or wherever you get your podcasts.  

    Continue reading
  • Copyright Act needs update for 21st century

    Published in STUFF by Paula Browning Sept 26, 2018 OPINION: Copyright is hard to understand for most New Zealanders and well, for many of us, just a little boring. That’s understandable – but for our writers, artists, musicians and creative businesses it matters a lot. In fact it keeps many of them awake at night because it’s […]

    Continue reading
  • International Promotional Fund for Literature – applications close October 26

    The Publishers Association of New Zealand manages the international market development initiatives for New Zealand literature on behalf of Creative New Zealand. This includes an international promotional fund to support New Zealand authors to attend literary festivals or engage in other international promotional events or activity. The next round of applications for the International Promotional Fund closes next month […]

    Continue reading
  • Four leading book publishers combine forces in New Zealand

    HarperCollins today announced the formation of a New Zealand sales and marketing agency representing leading international publishers Hardie Grant, Simon & Schuster and Walker Books. The new agency, which is yet to be named, will start operations in January, selling April 2019 new releases. This exciting amalgamation is a vote of confidence in the New […]

    Continue reading
  • NZSA Canterbury Heritage Book and Writing Awards 2018

    NZSA Canterbury Heritage Book and Writing Awards 2018 Fiction Judge: Fiona Farrell Short list: Harvest by Christine Carrell (Nugget Stream Press 2017) The Life of De’Ath by Majella Cullinane (Steele Roberts Publishers, 2018) Finding by David Hill (Puffin 2018) This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman(Vintage Penguin Random House 2018) The Annotated Tree Worship: List of […]

    Continue reading
  • Homegrown books among Kiwi kids’ favourite reads – Whitcoulls Top 50 Kids Books 2018

    Kiwi children love to read books by local authors and their enthusiasm for reading is as keen as ever reveals the 2018 Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books list, announced today (24.9.18).   Whitcoulls Book Manager Joan Mackenzie said, “Kiwi kids cast their votes with great enthusiasm and as they did, couldn’t resist sharing glowing endorsements […]

    Continue reading
  • $25,000 Writers’ Award provides a unique view into the history of Aotearoa.

    CLNZ Writers’ Award 2018 Writer Nic Low (Ngāi Tahu), has been presented with the 2018 CLNZ Writers’ Award at the NZSA National Writers Forum in Auckland on Saturday evening (22 September 2018). Nic receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project Uprising. This literary non-fiction book will tell […]

    Continue reading
  • Four New Zealand writing projects awarded grants – CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant recipients 2018

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers.  The successful recipients were announced at the NZSA National Writers Forum in Auckland on 22 September 2018. Three Open Research Grants of $5,000 each were awarded to […]

    Continue reading
  • Winners of the 2018 NEW VOICES – Emerging Poets Competition Announced

    Winners of the 2018 NEW VOICES – Emerging Poets Competition Announced Gillian Roach is this year’s winner of the NEW VOICES – Emerging Poets Competition. Post-graduate student of the Masters in Creative Writing, AUT. Roach is an Auckland poet and fiction writer who recently completed the Masters In Creative Writing course at AUT. She studied […]

    Continue reading
  • Auckland Writers Festival Launches Literary Foundation

    A new Foundation established by the Auckland Writers Festival aims to strengthen Aotearoa’s literary landscape. The Mātātuhi Foundation, launched this evening, will provide opportunities for New Zealand writers to develop and promote their works and for readers to increase their engagement with the work of local writers and will fund activities that contribute to literacy […]

    Continue reading
  • Sue Wootton wins NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship

    Dunedin writer Sue Wootton is the recipient of the NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2018. Sue Wootton will use the fellowship to work on an historical novel. She says: ‘I’m proud and delighted to be the recipient of the 2018 Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship. It’s really invigorating to receive this vote of confidence in my […]

    Continue reading