• Talofa Lava Selina!

    Selina Tusitala Marsh is your new Poet Laureate. New Zealand Poet Laureate Award acceptance speech Read on National Poetry Day, 25 August 2017, Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland book launch of Tightrope (Auckland University Press). I accept this award on behalf of the ten-year-old at St Joseph’s in Otahuhu who found a word to rhyme with monocle […]

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  • Four New Zealand writing projects awarded grants – CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant recipients 2017

    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 judging panel noted that “the successful projects tackle important and interesting topics, and the standard of entries this year was very high.” Four Open Research Grants […]

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  • National Schools Poetry Award celebrates New Zealand’s poets of the future

    National Schools Poetry Award celebrates New Zealand’s poets of the future Zora Patrick, a year 12 student of Wellington High School, has won first place in the 2017 International Institute of Modern Letters’ (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award, with her poem ‘Dampening’. Zora receives a prize of $500 and the opportunity to attend a poetry […]

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  • TODAY IS NATIONAL POETRY DAY

    The 20/20 Poetry Collection – list of poets and poems Poetry gifted to the nation on Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day www.nzbookawards.nz/national-poetry-day/calendar-of-events/ Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day celebrates 20 years on Friday 25 August and gifts to the nation, inaugural online poetry Collection 20/20. The 20/20 Collection features poems by many of New Zealand’s best […]

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  • Two in a Row! Time Out Bookstore Wins Again

    After a wonderful year of sales, during which they were finalists in the International Bookstore of the Year competition at the London Book Fair, it is perhaps no surprise to see Time Out Bookstore win Nielsen Bookshop of the Year again in 2017. Their staff member Cait Kneller was also awarded Young Bookseller of the […]

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  • 2017 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

      2017 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced 18 August 2017 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is delighted to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education. In 2017, total […]

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  • Writers Daring to Live Life Differently Take Top Awards – Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

    A social entrepreneur and a web developer are the winners of the 2017 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards, with works announced this evening by the judges’ convenor, Adonia Wylie, as ‘accessible and profound.’ Wellington’s  Scottie Reeve, who  founded Georgia’s and Stories, two container cafes which offer employment to young people, won the Book category […]

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  • The verdicts are in: new Kiwi voices dominate among 2017 Ngaios finalists

    There’s fresh blood aplenty in the local crime writing ranks and the usual suspects were nowhere to be found as the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists were named on Monday. Now in their eighth year, the Ngaio Marsh Awards celebrate the best New Zealand crime, mystery, and thriller writing; fiction and non-fiction. “It’s been a […]

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  • WINNERS OF THE 2017 NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ANNOUNCED

    Otago Author, David Elliot, wins Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Pam Jones, convenor of the judging panel, says, “Like Russell Clark, David Elliot has a clear wit that pervades his sketches. His draughtmanship is outstanding. However, it’s the cohesive way he has combined all elements of this book that won the judges over. David Elliot’s […]

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  • International literary agents to attend Storylines Auckland October hui

      Two international literary agents, from Australia and USA, are to attend the Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, to be held in Auckland 6-8 October. They are Pippa Masson from the Curtis Brown in Sydney and Kendra Marcus from Bookstop Literacy Agency in California. Storylines Trust chair, Dr Libby Limbrick, says that the […]

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