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Peat wins inaugural CLNZ Writer’s Award

Wildlife photographer and author Neville Peat has won the inaugural NZ$25,000 (A$24,195) Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Writers Award for nonfiction, to help support his project The Invading Sea.

Peat is the author of more than 40 books. The Invading Sea will cover the subject of climate-change science, focussed on sea-level rise and what New Zealand can do to prepare for it.

CLNZ CEO Paula Browning said the organisation is ‘delighted that this award is going to a New Zealand writer who will be able to bring a complex subject to both New Zealand and overseas readers’.

The award was open to writers working in any genre of nonfiction, and enables the winner to devote time to a specific writing project. The award received 74 applications.

Funding for the award came from CLNZ’s Cultural Fund, which receives revenue from CLNZ’s licensing activity in New Zealand. For more information, click here.


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