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Media resources for New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

We hope that media, including bloggers and keen social media users will use these resources to create great content about the finalists of the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Images and information have been provided by publishers.

Please find posters for the promotion of the awards here. 

Media information for the Children's Choice Award finalists is available on the Children's Choice media page

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Media contact 
Adrienne Olsen
P: 04 496 5513
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Finalist books, authors, illustrators and images - by category
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National Poetry Day returns for its 18th year – Registrations now open

The highly popular and eclectic National Poetry Day will be staged for its 18th year on 28 August 2015. A varied programme of events around the country will celebrate poetry in its many forms and engage with writers and readers at all levels. 
“National Poetry Day is a golden opportunity to celebrate New Zealand poetry not just within extended poetry communities but also within mainstream contexts … Across the nation, a range of eclectic and stimulating events demonstrate new ways to promote the joy of poetry,” says poet Paula Green.

David Fauquemberg is the new French writer-in-residence at the Randell Cottage

David Fauquemberg is the new French writer in residence at the Randell Cottage in Wellington.
Born in 1973, David Fauquemberg (right) lives in the Cotentin area of Normandy, France. A novelist, he has also published works in magazines such as XXI, Géo and Long Cours and is a translator from English of Nadine Gordimer, R. L. Stevenson, James Meek, Willy Vlautin and other fiction writers.

2014 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement: Winners announced

Creative New Zealand has announced the winners of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.

Booksellers Gift Card: The Gift of Choice

See the map above to find out where you can redeem your gift card.

The Booksellers gift card is sold and redeemed in bookstores nationwide, including many independent bookshops and all Paper Plus and Take Note stores.

Roadwords: A literary tour of Southern towns by four award-winning writers

Four award-winning authors will read from new work and speak about their passion for writing this October. Calling at Ōamaru, Dunedin, Gore and Te Anau before finishing in Wanaka, the tour will feature informal events to encourage and inspire local readers. Taking part in the tour are Wellington novelist and short story writer, Pip Adam; Dunedin based novelist Laurence Fearnley; Kāpiti fiction and non-fiction writer, Tina Makereti; and Kāpiti fiction writer Lawrence Patchett. 

Call for votes for the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice award

Booksellers NZ and Nielsen Book Services are delighted with the number of nominations bookstores have sent through for the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice award. The top four polling books feature as finalists and here is the shortlist for 2014:
  • Beyond the State: New Zealand state houses from modest to modern, by Bill McKay, Andrea Stevens, Simon Devitt (Penguin Books)
  • Molesworth: Stories from New Zealand’s high-country station, by Harry Broad & Rob Suisted (Craig Potton Publishing)

What the NZSA’s new CEO does in the shadows

Jackie Dennis has had a long and varied career in the creative arts, first as a music publisher representing songwriters and then as  a film and television producer. And prior to taking on the role of CEO at the New Zealand Society of Authors, she was the Music Supervisor for Taiki Waititi’s smash hit What We Do in the Shadows filmed right here in Vellington.