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Book Night delights 7-year-old and more than 1300 readers across the country
24 Jun 2016
The winner of the prize draw for New Zealand’s first Book Night is a 7-year-old boy who read a book from the Goosebump series and solved book-related clues by torchlight. He won a $150...
The pirates, ahem, programmes getting children in Aotearoa reading
23 Jun 2016
By Rachel O’Neill Like many, I loved The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy as a child. I still loved it when my little sister came along when I was eight. I still...
Lotteries Award to help establish the first writers’ residency in the home of a Māori writer
22 Jun 2016
The Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust has just been awarded $100,000 by the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee to restore and repair the South Otago crib of...
The 2016 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been presented
20 Jun 2016
The Awards recognise achievements by New Zealanders, both amateur and professional, in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. This year voting took place at Au Contraire...
2016 Finalists: PANZ Book Design Awards
20 Jun 2016
Judges “spoilt for choice” in PANZ Book Design Awards. Once again New Zealand’s book designers shine in the build-up to the most prestigious industry book design...
Six new promising Māori writers to begin Te Papa Tupu Writing Incubator
17 Jun 2016
Another round of Te Papa Tupu will kick off at the start of July with six new Māori writers selected to go through the unique incubator. “The quality of the submissions...
Junior Fiction: From beginners to book-lovers
16 Jun 2016
Awards time always brings to mind the problem of categorising books for children. Junior fiction is a particularly fraught categorisation, because it stretches from books for first readers who are...
NZSA welcomes Joan Rosier-Jones as President of Honour
16 Jun 2016
The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) held their AGM Saturday 11 June and Joan Rosier-Jones was appointed President of Honour 2016 – 2017. This position is awarded to a writer in...
New National Writers Forum explores the art, issues and business of writing
15 Jun 2016
Patricia Grace, Nalini Singh, Ockham award-winner Stephen Daisley and Canadian writer Kate Pullinger are just some of the writers so far announced as participants in the inaugural National Writers...
Leading Writers and Exciting New Voices in this year’s Writers on Mondays Programme
14 Jun 2016
Writers on Mondays 2016 brings together a line-up of exciting new and established talents to showcase what’s happening in the world of New Zealand writing. Headlining...
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