Literature

  • Winners 2013 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement

    From left: Martin Edmond for non-fiction, Michele Leggott for poetry and Owen Marshall for fiction. Photo: Neil Mackenzie.

  • Emerging New Zealand writers Ellie Catton, Hamish Clayton and Craig Cliff at a book-signing as part of the NZ International Arts Festival 2012. Photo: Robert Catto.

  • International readers browse New Zealand literature

    International readers browse New Zealand literature at The Long Night of Māori Stories event, Berlin International Writers Festival 2012. Image credit: Manatū Taonga.

  • New Zealand authors

    New Zealand authors gather for the Berlin International Writers Festival 2012

    L–R: Joe Harawira, Alan Duff, James Belich, Hamish Clayton, Kate Camp, Kate De Goldi, Cathie Koa Dunsford, Peter Walker and Paula Morris.

    Image: Manatū Taonga.

  • Lloyd Jones latest novel, Hand Me Down World, published by Penguin New Zealand.

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Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts leadership) investment

Value: based on application | Closes: 30 Apr . 2014
Designed for well-run, financially sound organisations to deliver excellent programmes of activity that fulfil specific key roles in New Zealand’s arts infrastructure. More information

Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investment Programme

Value: based on application | Closes: 30 Apr . 2014
This programme offers investment support for between one and three years to assist New Zealand artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and organisations. Projects approved can start from 1 January 2015. More information

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