Ihimaera receives NZ$50,000 laureate despite plagiarism controversy
17 November 2009 @booksandpublishing
New Zealand author Witi Ihimaera, whose failure to acknowledge passages from other authors in his recent novel The Trowenna Sea (Raupo) has caused controversy recently, has been named a laureate by New Zealand's Arts Foundation. The laureate, which also went to carver Lyonel Grant, musicians Chris Knox and Richard Nunns...
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