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Whiti Hereaka, Recipient of the NZSA Fellowship

Friday, 24 September 2021, 10:56 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

Whiti Hereaka is an award-winning novelist and playwright of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Tainui and Pākehā descent, based in Wellington. She will use the fellowship to complete the research and development for a new novel. More >>

Tom Baragwanath Has Been Awarded The 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize For His Crime Novel Paper Cage

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 7:36 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Tom Baragwanath has been awarded the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for his crime novel Paper Cage. Baragwanath wins a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advance against royalties. Baragwanath accepted the award during an online event hosted by ... More >>

Margaret Mahy Rounds Off Season 4 Of The NZSA Oral History Podcast

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 9:57 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

Margaret Mahy is New Zealand’s most celebrated children’s writer. She wrote over one hundred books, published in 15 different languages, and continues to be read around the world. In May 2000, Alison Gray interviewed Margaret for the New ... More >>

Four Cash Grants To Support NZ Writers

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Receive a $5,000 grant to help you research your latest fiction or non-fiction writing project. All New Zealand writers welcome to apply. Four Research Grants valued at $5,000 each are available to New Zealand writers wishing to undertake research for ... More >>

Six School Students Awarded Mentorships With Professional Writers In NZ Society Of Authors Youth Mentor Programme

Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

NZSA normally awards four youth mentorships each year but this year the panel found it impossible to limit the mentorships to four, and recommended two additional mini mentorships. These young writers will hone their writing skills and develop their ... More >>

NZSA Oral History Podcast Featuring Barbara Else

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

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 Arnold . Barbara has written for the stage and the page, for children and for adults, and has also ... More >>

Youth Mentorship Programme 2021 Seeks Emerging Young Writers

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

  Four secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme offers aspiring ... More >>

NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020 – Recipient Announced As Safia Archer

Friday, 18 December 2020, 11:29 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are delighted to announce the winner of the NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020 - writer Safia Archer. With 78 entries for this award, the selection panel of Ivy Alvarez and Michelle Elvy ... More >>

Book Sector Highlights Cultural, Social And Economic Importance Of Valuing Creative Rights

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

The New Zealand Society of Authors, the Publishers Association of New Zealand and Copyright Licensing New Zealand have teamed up to put creative rights and their importance – for writers, the local book sector, and for our country – in the spotlight. ... More >>

Winners Of The NZSA Heritage Book Awards Were Announced Last Night In Christchurch

Friday, 30 October 2020, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

The Non-Fiction winner was Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death by Caroline Barron. (Bateman Books). In 2018 Barron was a Short Prose winner in these awards with an excerpt from the book. Judges Hilary and John Mitchell said, 'Non-fiction ... More >>

$10,000 Opportunity For Writers

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 11:11 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

Applications open for NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2020 Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship ... More >>

New Campaign Celebrates Kiwi Men And What They Read

Sunday, 12 April 2020, 6:23 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

A new online campaign launching on April 12 will focus on New Zealand men and their reading habits. Blokes vs Books is a joint initiative between Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly the Book Council) and the NZ Society of Authors. The campaign will consist ... More >>

New Campaign Promotes Kiwi Men As Readers

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

A new online campaign launching on April 11 will focus on New Zealand men and their reading habits. In these days of staying home to stop the spread of Covid-19, there's never been a better time to crack open a good book, or listen to a story. Blokes ... More >>

New Campaign Promotes Kiwi Men As Readers

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 6:28 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

A new online campaign launching on April 11 will focus on New Zealand men and their reading habits. In these days of staying home to stop the spread of Covid-19, there's never been a better time to crack open a good book, or listen to a story. Blokes ... More >>

2020 NZSA Writer Mentorships Announced

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 11:49 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

  Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2020, with thirteen chosen from a pool of 71 applicants. There were a wide variety of projects on offer and all applicants showed a high level of ... More >>

Do You Have A Completed Draft Of Your Manuscript Ready To Take To That Next Level?

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. ... More >>

Literary youth mentorship programme

Friday, 7 February 2020, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Four New Zealand secondary school students have an opportunity to be mentored by one of our professional writers in order to develop their craft and hone their skills. More >>

NZ Society of Authors announces Waitangi Day Honours

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 8:15 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

Rachael King and Lee Murray are this year's Honorary Literary Fellows in the New Zealand Society of Authors' annual Waitangi Day Honours. More >>

NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2019 Winner

Friday, 6 September 2019, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Christchurch writer Frankie McMillan is the recipient of the NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2019 More >>

NZSA President of Honour is David Hill

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Eminent and award-winning writer David Hill is announced as the 2019-2020 President of Honour for the NZSA (Pen NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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