Judges for inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize announced
The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaitahu O Aotearoa and Text Publishing (Text) have announced the judges for the inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished novel.
New Zealand authors Lloyd Jones and Patricia Grace and a representative from Text will judge the prize.
Announced in July, the award honours New Zealand agent and writer Michael Gifkins with his partner Ann Hatherly and son André Gifkins making a financial commitment to the award. The prize is open to writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand and comes with a $10,000 advance and a world-rights contract with Text.
A shortlist will be announced in March, with the winner to be announced at the Auckland Writers Festival in May.
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