• 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winners

    Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the Winners for the 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2020. The Edgar® Awards were presented via a live presentation on Zoom and can be found here: YouTube or Facebook   BEST NOVEL Djinn Patrol on the Purple […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast features Barbara Else

      “I thought, I’ve got to [join NZSA], this is a chance to actually stand up and say to myself, ‘I am a writer, I’m involved in the Society’…” Season 4 of the NZSA Oral History podcast continues with Barbara Else, in the first of two episodes from her 2020 oral history interview with Naomi […]

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  • Congratulations to Nina Mingya Powles for making the 2021 RSL Ondaatje Prize shortlist

    RSL Ondaatje Prize The annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place. RSL Ondaatje Prize 2021 – The Shortlist We are excited to announce the shortlist for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2021. Ruth Gilligan  The Butchers (Atlantic Books) Louise Hare  This Lovely City (HQ) Adam Mars-Jones  Box Hill (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Nina Mingya […]

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  • WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: 2021 Wright-Murray Residency

      2021 WRIGHT-MURRAY RESIDENCY FOR SPECULATIVE WRITERS A.J. Ponder, author of the much-loved children’s title Wizard’s Guide to Wellington, is the winner of the 2021 Wright-Murray Residency for Speculative Writers, now in its second year. Kiwi Speculative Fiction “I’m excited and honoured to be this year’s winner,” says Ponder from her hillside home in Wellington. “As […]

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  • TRUTH BE TOLD: THE PROLIFERATION OF ONLINE MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION—AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

      Thursday, March 18, 2021    [VIRTUAL] Truth Be Told: The Proliferation of Online Misinformation and Disinformation—And What We Can Do About                                                         Digital Event Watch the Recording Here   Our expert panel will address these issues […]

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  • No Excuse for Abuse – on line harrassment

    Introduction   Online abuse—from violent threats and hateful slurs to sexual harassment, impersonation, and doxing—is a pervasive and growing problem.1 Nearly half of Americans report having experienced it,2 and two-thirds say they have witnessed it.3 But not everyone is subjected to the same degree of harassment. Certain groups are disproportionately targeted for their identity and profession. Because […]

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  • No Creativity without Creators

    26 Apr 2021 If we want to celebrate creativity, we need to value the rights of creators. One of Aotearoa’s leading authorities on intellectual property states her case – is the government listening? Paula Browning is the Chief Executive of Copyright Licensing New Zealand and the Chair of WeCreate.   The United Nations’ calendar these […]

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  • Get your tickets for the PEN 2021 World Voices Festival now

    Tickets for PEN America’s 2021 World Voices Festival are available now!  This year’s Festival, Power to the People, will draw together virtual audiences from around the world for a series of more than 20 events across five days. BUY TICKETS NOW Flash Sale: April 26 – May 2 – use code FLASH21WVF for 25% off The […]

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  • Progress stalls on changes to writer compensation schemes Andre Chumko  Apr 26 2021 Reproduced from STUFF website  READ HERE The global supply chain which sees books end up on the shelves has developed a few kinks. Space on shipping freight and in crates is in short supply, and then when they are in transit, they’re […]

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  • Evie Wyld wins the 2021 Stella Prize

    Described as a ‘gripping’ and ‘gothic’ novel, Evie Wyld’s The Bass Rock has taken out the prize for Australian women’s writing worth $50,000.   Author Evie Wyld won The Stella Prize 2021 for a book written while caring for her newborn. Photo by Urszula Soltys. Celebrating the honour from the UK, Wyld told ArtsHub, ‘In a […]

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  • New Landfall editor named – Lynley Edmeades

      Thursday 22 April 2021 Otago University Press is pleased to announce that Lynley Edmeades has been named the new editor of Landfall: Aotearoa New Zealand arts and letters.   Edmeades takes over the role of Emma Neale – Landfall editor for four years – who is stepping back to focus on other projects. ‘It is a […]

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  • Bologna abandons physical events to go digital only

    Published April 9, 2021 by Mark Chandler The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has cancelled this year’s physical events and will go digital-only owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which will run alongside new general trade publishing strand BolognaBookPlus and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair, had already been postponed from its usual April dates to run […]

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