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

The Pursuit of Freedom

Political protest and Te Reo has featured strongly in this year’s Robert Burns Poetry Competition entries.

Posted: Monday February 1, 2021

OU Press books long-listed

Three Otago University Press titles have made the long list for this year’s national book awards.

Posted: Monday February 1, 2021

2021 BOOK SALE UPDATE

Posted: Wednesday January 27, 2021

Read Share Grow Update

Posted: Wednesday January 20, 2021

Poetry Shelf review: Fiona Farrell’s Nouns, verbs, etc

Nouns, verbs, etc. Fiona Farrell, Otago University Press, 2020

Posted: Wednesday January 20, 2021

CURRENT CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Paper Road Press is calling for submissions to the third annual Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Posted: Tuesday January 19, 2021

NZSA Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency

The New Zealand Society of Authors in association with the Auckland Museum is delighted to offer a grant that gives the recipient the opportunity to develop a written project utilising the facilities and resources of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Library Te Pātaka Mātāpuna (hereafter “the Library”).

Posted: Tuesday January 19, 2021

Historic temporary home for bookshop

A stockpile of cardboard boxes awaits 38,000 books as staff at a landmark Dunedin bookshop prepare to pack up and move into a temporary home this month.

Posted: Tuesday January 19, 2021

Around the World in 80 Tales Storytelling Festival

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

***Calling all UNPUBLISHED POETS***

For the first time ever, we are running a Phantom Poetry Open Mic contest!

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival Voucher

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020

Otago academic 'giant' Jim Flynn dies

Internationally renowned academic and University of Otago Emeritus Professor of Political Studies Jim Flynn has died aged 86.

Posted: Monday December 14, 2020


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