• NZSA Live! New Podcast Featuring Audio Recorded at NZSA Events

    NZSA is proud to add to our Oral History podcast, new NZSA Live! In these podcasts we will share audio recorded at a variety of New Zealand Society of Authors events, beginning with the 2019 Janet Frame Memorial Address given by NZSA President of Honour 2019 – 2020, David Hill. These episodes will appear alongside our Oral […]

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  • Kiwi kids are proactive readers who love to read home-grown authors – Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 booklist

    The votes are in and Whitcoulls were delighted to announce their 2019 Kids’ Top 50 Books List on September 23, 2019.  The big news is that Kiwi kids often discover what they want to read through their own research, are huge fans of books in a series and love to read local authors. Whitcoulls Book […]

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  • Amazon’s AUDIBLE using USA ‘Fair Use’ copyright law to defend infringement – it proceeds to court

    Points, Counterpoints: The Publishers v. Audible Lawsuit Lines Are Drawn FROM PUBLISHING PERSPECTIVES: Feature Articles by Porter AndersonSeptember 23, 2019 More than 100 pages of court filings precede a hearing expected this week in the US publishers’ lawsuit of Amazon’s Audible. Publishers allege copyright infringement, the audiobook company asserts fair use. In this image from Audible’s July […]

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  • Have Your Say on Sustainable Creative Careers!

    Last year Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air engaged research company Colmar Brunton to survey a range of creative professionals, aged 16 and over, who earned at least some income from their creative work, on aspects of their creative careers. They published the research in May this year, identifying three joint priorities for future action: 1.   […]

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  • 2019 Pikihuia Awards Winners Announced

      The winners of the Pikihuia Awards for short stories were announced last Saturday at Te Wharewaka o P?neke.  On a wet Wellington afternoon wh?nau, friends and supporters of M?ori literature and arts came together to celebrate and acknowledge the success of 23 M?ori writers. The judges had the important job of selecting the winners […]

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  • Cultural Labour is an election issue!

    A Platform to Encourage and Protect Canadian Creativity The federal election will be held on Monday, October 21. The Writers’ Union of Canada is approaching the 2019 federal election with the goal of ensuring a properly protected and well-funded cultural space for creating and sharing stories in Canada. Without the stories, information, and ideas generated […]

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  • 2019 Ngaio Marsh award winners announced

    2019 Best Crime Novel to NZSA veteran: Dame Fiona Kidman https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/standing-room-only/audio/2018713340/winners-of-the-ngaio-marsh-crime-fiction-awards Dame Fiona Kidman gave a moving acceptance speech for Best Novel: The winner was This Mortal Boy, by Dame Fiona Kidman – which also took out the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards this year. This Mortal Boy was written […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2019 Awarded

    “The overall quality was high and the upper end of the list strong. We could have easily added many more to the shortlist.”– David Veart, 2019 Judging Panel Convener The 2019 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants have been awarded.  The $5,000 grants support New Zealand writers who wish […]

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  • RIP Bert Hingley

    Many authors and those in the literary art world are mourning as we mark the passing of publisher Bert Hingley. His funeral is today on the Central Coast north of Sydney. Bert worked in the world of books as a reviewer and columnist until he was appointed publisher at Hodder & Stoughton NZ. His list […]

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  • Foundation laureate awarded to Fearnley

    Dunedin author Laurence Fearnley has won what she describes as a morale-boosting award that further proves the abilities of the city’s writers. Fearnley was the only South Island-based winner of an Arts Foundation laureate, announced last weekend, and the only writer among the 10 laureate awards that celebrate artistic pursuits from dance to design. The […]

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  • 2020 Burns Fellows named

    The University of Otago has announced a series of award-winning writers and artists as its Burns Fellows for 2020. The five prestigious fellowships are announced every year, and fellows receive a stipend for between six months and one year, and space on campus to pursue their projects . Next year’s Robert Burns Fellow will be […]

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  • Victoria University of Wellington announces Emerging M?ori Writer’s Residency

    10 September 2019 To mark Te Wiki o te Reo M?ori, Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the inaugural Emerging M?ori Writer’s Residency for 2020. The Residency, supported by Creative New Zealand, runs for three months and includes a writing room, a mentor, and a stipend of […]

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