The Author April/May 2013

  • Action Summer – in a variety of ways, NZ authors have been out and about this summer, raising the profile of the profession with the public
  • Janet Frame Surprise – one of the annual highlights on the literary calendar is the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture.  Here are edited highlights of the Sr James McNeish presentation – plus a Janet Frame revelation.
  • Annual General Meeting – our AGM will be held in Dunedin from June 7-9.  Kyle Mewburn says why this will be too good to miss.
  • Presidential Election – Three excellent candidates vie for the honour of being President of the NZSA.  Each presents what they would bring to this important role.
  • Public Lending Right – The intricacies of the PLR are a mystery to many.  Interim Chair of the PLR Advisory Group, Karen Trebilcock, explains how it works.
  • An EBook Dram Comes True – New Chair of the Waikato branch, Julie Thomas, tells how publishing an eBook novel brought her international success.
  • Getting the Word out Online – Wanaka writer Laura Williamson explores the marketing benefits achievable through different types of social media.
  • National Council Report and More on US Tax.