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Catton to set up reading grant for NZ writers

28 August 2014

Eleanor Catton will use her prize money from this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards to set up a new reading grant for New Zealand writers, reports made the...

New NZ publisher to focus on local graphic novels and comics

12 August 2014

A new publisher specialising in locally created comics and graphic novels has launched in New Zealand. Adrian Kinnaird, editorial director and co-publisher of Earth’s End Publishing, told Books+Publishing that the business was ‘the...

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 finalists announced 

23 July 2014

The finalists of this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are:Fiction The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton, Victoria University Press) The Last Days...

Ngaio Marsh Award 2014 longlist announced 

16 July 2014

The longlist for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime fiction has been announced.The longlisted titles are: The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton, Granta) Joe Victim (Paul Cleave, Atria) The...

Page & Blackmore’s in Nelson no longer for sale 

11 July 2014

New Zealand independent bookstore Page & Blackmore’s in Nelson has been withdrawn from the market, reports Booksellers NZ.Booksellers Peter and Ann Rigg, who own half of the bookstore, have decided...

Wrights Bookshop reopens as Paper Plus franchise 

2 July 2014

Wrights Bookshop in Cambridge, New Zealand, has rebranded as a Paper Plus franchise. Owner Hamish Wright told Books+Publishing that there were a number of reasons for joining the Paper Plus...

Hellen appointed publisher at A&U NZ 

30 June 2014

Jenny Hellen has been appointed to the newly created position of publisher at Allen & Unwin New Zealand.Hallen joins the company from Random House New Zealand, where she has worked...

Smith to leave Paper Plus 

25 June 2014

Rob Smith, CEO of Paper Plus in New Zealand, has announced that he will leave the company on 8 August.‘It has been an honour to lead the Paper Plus Group...

NZ bookstore Atlantis Books expands 

12 June 2014

New Zealand bookstore Atlantis Books, based in the North Island town of Rotorua, is expanding its business to the neighbouring town of Tokoroa, reports Booksellers NZ.Atlantis Books co-owners Greg Price and...

Barrowman receives NZ Order of Merit 

4 June 2014

Fergus Barrowman, publisher at Victoria University Press in Wellington, has been named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the publishing industry. Barrowman received...

NZ author wins Jim Baen contest 

21 May 2014

New Zealand author Sean Monaghan has won the 2014 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest for his short story ‘Low Arc’. The award, which is presented in the US by the National...