Live panel: Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement

16 November 2021 6:30pm — 8:00pm

Creative New Zealand, in partnership with Auckland Live and The Big Idea, invites New Zealanders from across the motu to come together for a live, online panel discussion with this year’s recipients of the Prime Ministers Awards for Literary Achievement:
Poetry: Anne Kennedy – an award-winning poet, fiction writer, screenplay editor and teacher.
Non-fiction: Dame Claudia Josepha Orange PhD OBE DNZM – one of New Zealand’s most distinguished historians and an award-winning author best known for her 1987 book The Treaty of Waitangi
Fiction: David Hill MNZM – an award-winning writer and teacher, renowned for his young adult fiction.
2021 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship: Dr Monty Soutar, ONZM (Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa, Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, Ngati Kahungunu) - a leading historian who will create an ambitious series of New Zealand historical novels that address the impact of colonisation in Aotearoa, each told from a Māori perspective.
David Hill, Dame Claudia Orange, Anne Kennedy and Dr Monty Soutar will read and discuss their work with New Zealand writer, journalist, historian and broadcaster, Paul Diamond.
During the live stream, viewers can submit questions to the writers using the comment threads on Facebook and YouTube. The live stream will be recorded and made available for those that are unable to join.
This event is made possible with the support of Auckland Live. Presented in partnership with The Big Idea and supported by Unity Books.

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