Awards/Residencies

Mandy Hager is Waikato University's 2015 Writer in Residence

New words: Mandy Hager, Waikato University's 2015 writer in residence, will be writing a new novel focussing on a 12th century love affair.
 
The doomed 12th century love affair between the French nun and scholar Heloise d'Argeneuil and her teacher Peter Abélard will be the focus of a new novel by author Mandy Hager.
 
Writer in residence for 2015

NZ Society of Authors introduces Graphic Novel component to its 2015 Mentorship Programme

The NZ Society of Authors Mentor Programme 2015 is now open for applications and for the first time comic book writers and graphic novelists can also apply!
 
The programme seeks applications from writers and graphic novelists who are looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback.
 

Katherine Mansfield research is major recipient of NZ History Research Trust Fund Awards

The impact of Katherine Mansfield’s formative Wellington years is the focus for new research by historian and author Redmer Yska who is this year’s major recipient of a New Zealand History Research Trust Fund (NZHRTF) Award in History.
 
 

2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards: Excellence in Māori literature celebrated

Winners in five categories of Massey University’s Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards were celebrated at a ceremony in Wellington on Wednesday 10th December.
 
More than 100 guests, including authors, publishers and whānau, gathered at Te Papa to recognise the contribution Māori authors make to New Zealand’s literary landscape. University Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey spoke about the importance of access to literature through public libraries and the power of the written word.
 
2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards winners

Best film scripts awarded prizes at Victoria

A Victoria University of Wellington Masters student has won the annual David Carson-Parker Prize for his feature film script The Sun At Night, set in Wellington's youth and drug culture.
 
Jack Barrowman, a Masters student in the Creative Writing programme at Victoria’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), received his $3,000 prize at a function last night.
 
The prize is awarded annually to the best script written in the Masters course in Creative Writing at the IIML.
 
Victoria Scriptwriting Programme Director Ken Duncum describes Jack’s script as both devastating and compelling.