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Storylines launches te reo Māori manuscript award

16 August 2019

Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust has announced a new award for an unpublished manuscript written in te reo Māori, reports Booksellers NZ.  The new award is named in honour of...

Ngaio Marsh Award 2019 shortlist announced

1 August 2019

The shortlist for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime fiction has been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best crime novel This Mortal Boy (Fiona Kidman,...

Storylines National Awards 2019 winners announced

3 April 2019

The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand has announced the 2019 winners of three national awards. The winning entries in each category are: Joy Cowley Award for picture book...

James Patterson NZ bookshop grants announced

30 July 2015

Four New Zealand bookshops have received grants of up to $5000 as part of James Patterson’s Australian and New Zealand bookshop grants.The recipients are: Hedleys Bookshop, Masterton Wardini Books, Havelock...

NZ to hold its first national bookshop day

13 July 2015

Booksellers New Zealand will hold its first national bookshop day on Saturday 31 October 2015. NZ Bookshop Day, which aims to celebrate and publicise local bookstores, is based on similar...

NZ book sales up in 2015

29 June 2015

New Zealand’s book sales are up in volume and value in the first half of 2015, according to new figures released by Nielsen Book. New Zealand’s total market for the...

Laville-Moore elected PANZ president

25 June 2015

Allen & Unwin NZ director Melanie Laville-Moore has been elected president of the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) at the organisation’s recent AGM.Laville-Moore, who was previously vice-president, replaces Auckland...

‘Owls Do Cry’ voted Great Kiwi Classic

19 March 2015

Janet Frame’s 1957 debut novel Owls Do Cry has topped the second annual Great Kiwi Classic poll run by the New Zealand Book Council and Auckland Writers Festival. The initiative, first...

NZ guest of honour program announced for Taipei

22 January 2015

The program for New Zealand’s guest of honour pavilion at the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) has been announced.Eighty-five delegates will represent New Zealand at TIBE, which runs from 11-16 February. The...

Second annual Great Kiwi Classic poll launched

22 January 2015

Nominations for the second annual Great Kiwi Classic poll have opened in New Zealand. First launched in 2014 by the New Zealand Book Council and Auckland Writers Festival, the initiative sees...

NZ booksellers up 10.5% over Christmas

16 January 2015

New Zealand booksellers have increased their Christmas sales by 10.5% in value and 8.6% in volume in 2014, reports Booksellers NZ.Booksellers NZ CEO Lincoln Gould said: ‘Figures from Nielsen show a...

Otago Uni announces 2015 fellows

11 September 2014

The University of Otago in New Zealand has announced the recipients of its 2015 fellowships for literature and children’s writing. The Robert Burns Fellowship has been awarded to Wellington-based poet...