Media Releases

September 1, 2020 in Media Releases, News

Kiwi readers spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful books

COVID-19 disruption has forced many aspects of life online, but when it comes to books the appeal of a beautifully designed, tangible object has not waned.  Luckily, New Zealanders are…
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July 7, 2020 in Media Releases

NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2020

This is the 7th year that NZSA Canterbury has run the NZSA New Zealand Heritage Fiction awards.  The event is now firmly established on the New Zealand Literary calendar, and…
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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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