Book News

4 May 2017
Creative New Zealand today welcomed the appointment of Michael Moynahan as the new Chair of the Arts Council, replacing Dr Dick Grant whose term finished on 30 April.    The...
4 May 2017
Prolific writer and artist Gregory O’Brien will receive an honorary doctorate at a Victoria University of Wellington graduation ceremony in May.   Victoria University Chancellor...
4 May 2017
Adelaide writer Adam Cece has beaten nearly 300 entries to win the Tenth Annual Text Prize, valued at $10,000, for his hilariously crazy story, The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie...
2 May 2017
Congratulations to the finalists for the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2017.   Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet from Wellington. Her debut self-titled collection Hera Lindsay Bird was published...
1 May 2017
Lower income taxes, greater controls on council rates, a review of GST and more national consistency on regulation are top of Retail NZ's wishlist for the election, in a policy statement...
28 Apr 2017
Four talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme 2017. This year NZSA has awarded four youth...
26 Apr 2017
Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, has announced the winner of the inaugural Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition.   Named in...
20 Apr 2017
This week, The Read investigates writing courses and writing qualifications in Aotearoa; what they do for the Kiwi book ecosystem and what the book industry thinks of them.   We spoke...
20 Apr 2017
We are delighted to announce the launch of OneTree House, an exciting, lively and fiercely independent publisher and marketer of quality literature for children and young adults.  ...
18 Apr 2017
A regular at Bologna Children's Book Fair, long-time literary agent Frances Plumpton, worked with brand-new award-winning publisher and author Sophie Siers of Millwood Press to promote the...