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May 13, 2020 in Media Releases

Debut novelist wins country’s richest literary prize

Westport writer Becky Manawatu has won this year’s $55,000 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards’ Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction for her first novel, Auē. Manawatu’s win was announced during…
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May 4, 2020 in Media Releases, News

Book publishers struggling to keep Kiwi stories alive through Covid-19

Kiwi book publishers are struggling to regroup after seeing sales obliterated in April. The Publishers Association of New Zealand/Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) says members are reporting zero or minimal…
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April 16, 2020 in Media Releases

Special Round of Copyright Licensing New Zealand Contestable Fund Grants

If you're working on a writing or publishing project that has arisen or been developed to respond to the changed environment in the New Zealand writing and publishing sector due…
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April 15, 2020 in Media Releases

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Go Virtual For 2020 Winners’ Announcements

The winners of the country’s premier literary honours – the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – will be delivered to the nation online, on the original date set down for…
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March 31, 2020 in Media Releases

Virtual Storytimes Aotearoa: A new programme announcement from The Coalition for Books

New Zealand schools, libraries and early childhood education centres are keen to ensure that children are still able to enjoy all that a good book has to offer during these…
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March 10, 2020 in Media Releases

Excellence Drives Fierce Competition in Ockham New Zealand Book Awards’ Shortlist

Debut writers and literary luminaries vie for the country’s premier book honours in today’s finalist announcement of 16 compelling works that explore and re-imagine the natural, cultural and creative landscapes…
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September 24, 2019 in Media Releases

Kiwi kids are proactive readers who love to read home-grown authors

The votes are in and Whitcoulls are delighted to announce their 2019 Kids’ Top 50 Books List today, September 23, 2019.  The big news is that Kiwi kids often discover…
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