Kidman Otago's Irish Writing Fellow

Wellington author Dame Fiona Kidman has been appointed as the University of Otago’s inaugural Irish Writing Fellow.

Posted: Thursday February 18, 2021

Laura Jean McKay: winning Australia's richest literary prize

Palmerston North-based writer Laura Jean McKay recently won $125,000 at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, taking out the Victorian Prize for Literature and the Fiction award for her novel The Animals in That Country.

Posted: Tuesday February 16, 2021

Centre for the Book World Book Day Lecture and Dinner, 4 March

The Centre for the Book is delighted to offer the annual World Book Day Lecture, this year on Thursday, 4 March, at 5:30 pm in Archway 2.

Posted: Tuesday February 16, 2021

Pacific celebrated at Dunedin festival

The colour and vibrancy of Pasifika returned in style at the inaugural Moana Nui Festival in Dunedin at the weekend.

Posted: Sunday February 14, 2021

Underwater series tells NZ’s maritime stories

A joint project for Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Heritage New Zealand, and Fiordland-based tourism operator Fiordland Expeditions explores the history of Dusky Sound.

Posted: Sunday February 14, 2021

Taking up residency in a blizzard

My screen time is up 46%. I have divested myself of Facebook, cancelled my ongoing TradeMe favourite searches (NomD, futon and Dr Martens 39, since you ask) and turned off my notifications. And yet, my screen time is up 46%, writes Liz Breslin.

Posted: Sunday February 14, 2021

Feast of Riches: A Review of The Dark Is Light Enough

Dr Benjamin Pittman on the richness of the life of Ralph Hotere.

Posted: Friday February 12, 2021

Fringe offers eclectic selection

Dunedin Fringe Festival is the first major event out of the box for 2021, and has a huge programme to offer local audiences.

Posted: Thursday February 11, 2021

Youth Mentorship Programme 2021 Seeks Emerging Young Writers

Four secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills.

Posted: Wednesday February 10, 2021


Posted: Wednesday February 10, 2021

The Adam NZ Play Award Shortlist is out.

Congratulations to everyone.

Posted: Tuesday February 9, 2021

2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal awarded to publisher Julia Marshall

Julia Marshall has been selected as the 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal winner for lifetime achievement and distinguished contribution to New Zealand children’s literature. She will be presented with her medal and deliver the 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy lecture on 28 March at Storylines’ national awards ceremony in Auckland.

Posted: Tuesday February 9, 2021

Dublin City Council announces the 2021 DUBLIN Literary Award Longlist of Library Nominations

Four novels from Ireland are among the 49 books nominated by libraries around the world for the 2021 DUBLIN Literary Award, which is sponsored by Dublin City Council.

Posted: Friday February 5, 2021

Applications open for Michael King Writer's Fellowship

Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from established New Zealand writers for the Michael King Writer's Fellowship, valued at $100,000.

Posted: Wednesday February 3, 2021

Waewae Kai Pakiaka is back for 2021.

Posted: Wednesday February 3, 2021

Five Writers. One Month.

We are delighted to welcome five writers from UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world to Norwich for a virtual residency during February 2021.

Posted: Tuesday February 2, 2021

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