• 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards

     

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  • Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021 – applications open for interns and hosts

    Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021   After suspending Internships for 2020 due to COVID-19 Tautai are delighted to announce that the Tautai Oceania Internships Programme has re-launched for 2021!   Applications are open from 25th January – 19th March 2021. Tautai is thrilled to open applications for the Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2021. The Programme […]

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  • Congrats to SST 2020 short story competition winner, Kirsten McDougall

    2020 Sunday Star Times short story competition Congratulations to Kirsten McDougall whose entry Walking Day has taken out top honours and a $5000 prize in the open category of the Sunday Star-Times short story competition for 2020. Read the Story here on STUFF

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  • Vale: Derek Challis (1930-2021) BY Michelle Leggott on NEWSROOM

    Derek Challis, son of the legendary author Robin Hyde, died last Thursday. Michelle Leggott pays tribute He opens a suitcase and there they are, the precious manuscript notebooks written by his poet mother Iris Wilkinson aka Robin Hyde. We are in Dunedin for a Hyde conference. Yes, says Derek Arden Challis, I put them in […]

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  • Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books

    An online bookstore, Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books, has been launched to link New Zealand authors and illustrators creating books for children and teens with book buyers and young readers around the country. The brainchild of Wanaka author Kate Gordon, the bookstore went live mid-November with eight founding authors who have written an array of […]

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  • AWP Writing Competitions in the USA – open to all – Feb deadlines

    Writing Opportunities in the US – open to all AWP Award Series – Association for Writers and Writers Programmes AWP sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence and is available to published […]

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  • Michalia Arathimos is the New Writer in Residence for Waikato University 2021

    The University of Waikato is set to welcome Michalia Arathimos as the Writer in Residence for 2021. She will start in her new role after Easter and her residency project will be her third novel, Sojourn, which is set in the Waikato. This position is jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New […]

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  • PEN AMERICA: FAQs on free speech and the Capitol Hill insurrection

    Last week’s lawless insurrection on Capitol Hill raised a series of questions about free speech, the First Amendment, and protest rights. Should presidents be banned from Twitter and Facebook? Should tech companies refuse to host social networks sites like Parler? What defines “hate speech” and “incitement”?   This statement was originally published on pen.org on 11 January […]

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  • Dan Davin Literary Foundation Writer in Residence 2021 – Expressions of Interest

    In 2021 the Dan Davin Literary Foundation is calling for expressions of interest from established New Zealand short story writers to undertake a Writer in Residence based in Invercargill for 3-6 weeks. This is a new residency which we host on a biennial basis and started in 2019. This residency has been made possible through […]

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  • Book Aid International’s Year of 2020: 867,567 Books sent to refugee camps in 19 Countries

    HOME Read Publishing Perspectives here January 13, 2021 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 as Book Aid International’s logistics team and donor-publishers got books to refugee camps as well as libraries.   Eunice Eyi Dotse, a student in Ghana, studies with […]

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  • 49th UK Costa Book Awards name category winners

      The Costa program, named for its coffee-company sponsor, is among the Top 10 most influential prize programs in this market in which the awards organizations themselves compete with each other perhaps even more energetically than publishers and authors do. The winners’ announcements lag the year for which they’re awarded. And in addition to these […]

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  • Publisher’s Weekly 2020 Person of the Year: The Book Business Worker

    Time to celebrate all those in the publishing chain who make it happen – from book warehouse workers to editors, booksellers, reviewers et al. Celebrating all those involved in the publishing ecosystem looks like a good way to start 2020. Read more here :https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/85158-pw-s-person-of-the-year-the-book-business-worker.html   How the workers in the publishing ecosystem kept it all […]

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