• International Bestseller John Marsden Headlines Day Two of the NZSA National Writers Forum

    John Marsden, one of Australia’s most renowned authors will be appearing at the 2018 National Writers Forum in Auckland from 21-23 September 2018. Organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors, the NWF is New Zealand’s only conference for writers from across the profession. Marsden is the author of many award-winning books including the most […]

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  •  GRAPHIC NOVEL HAS BEEN LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER FOR THE FIRST TIME

    Man Booker, one of the world’s most prestigious English-language book prizes, has announced its 2018 nominees—including the first graphic novel to make the longlist in the prize’s history. Sabrina, by Nick Drnaso, tells the story of a missing woman and the people trying to piece together what happened. “It’s a perspicacious and chilling analysis of the […]

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  • It was a ‘full house’ for the overall winner of the PANZ Book Design Awards 2018

    New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the art of museum diplomacy edited by James Beattie and Richard Bullen (Canterbury University Press), designed by Aaron Beehre took home the accolades and the awards for two categories plus the best overall book design, at the PANZ Book Design Awards announced on Thursday 26 July at […]

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  • Kiwis love to read inspiring stories and life-changing books – Whitcoulls Top 100 Book List announced today

     Monday 23 July 2018 The Whitcoulls Top 100 Book List announced today reveals an interesting new trend. Kiwis readers love books that either motivate them to improve their lives or true stories that inspire. Joan Mackenzie, Whitcoulls Book Manager and radio book reviewer said, “Interestingly, a good number of books which inspire us to improve […]

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  • Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2019 – open for applications

    Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The prize is open to writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand, and, thanks to a generous financial […]

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  • Leading Writers Feature in a Fortnight of Future-thinking at Going West Writers Festival

    New Zealand’s leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians offer audiences a fortnight of fresh ideas, future-thinking, language and laughter at the 23rd Going West Writers Festival 1-16 September. The Festival Weekend’s Opening Night, voted By Metro as Best in Auckland last year, features the first New Zealand performance by Tu, the multimedia collaboration of musician […]

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  • NZ writers: ebook piracy website – sample TakeDown notice

    The NZSA is deeply concerned about a website, oceanofpdf.com, which makes available free copies of published books. Many Australian, English and NZ authors’ books are now or may be available for free download, particularly titles which are published internationally. It appears that this website is hosted in the United States. If you find your book is […]

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  • 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards shortlist announced

    Decades after Ngaio Marsh ruled as a ‘Queen of Crime’ on the global stage, her literary heirs are laying siege to the local throne with the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists named yesterday. There’s a strong showing from female storytellers, with women dominating the finalist list. Now in their ninth year, the Ngaio Marsh Awards […]

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  • It’s time to unleash the book in you!

    CLNZ $25,000 Writers’ Award 2018 – applications are open New Zealand non-fiction writers, including those who write for an education audience, are invited to apply for a grant of $25,000 from Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ). The CLNZ Writers’ Award is offered to writers of any genre of non-fiction, including education works. The award enables […]

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  • Authors’ fury at website offering free book downloads – writer’s beware!

    Authors including Philip Pullman, Robin Stevens and Maz Evans have reacted angrily to a new website offering free illegal downloads of their books. OceanofPDF.com has a US domain name and offers users free PDF or Epub downloads of many bestselling authors’ books, including eight Philip Pullman titles, 14 books by Malorie Blackman, 11 by Bali Rai […]

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  • Dr Anita Heiss – one of the NZSA National Writers Forum 2018 Keynote speakers

    Dr Anita Heiss, one of Australia’s best-known authors of indigenous literature is visiting Auckland from 21-23 September as a keynote speaker at the 2018 National Writers Forum. Organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors, this conference is the only national conference for writers from across the profession. Dr Heiss, who is an author, poet, […]

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  • Booksellers NZ Scholarship winners off to learn new tricks in Alberqueque, New Mexico

    Booksellers New Zealand is happy to announce that Pene Whitty, Manager of University Book Shop Canterbury and Ruth Bruhin, Manager of Poppies New Plymouth, are Booksellers NZ’s 2019 Winter Institute Scholars. This year’s 14th Winter Institute conference is being held in Alberqueque, New Mexico, from 22 – 25 January. Bruhin is looking forward to the experience, […]

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