Michael King Writers' Fellowship

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This fellowship is available to established New Zealand authors of any literary genre with a significant publication record. It is offered annually for writers working on a major project which will take two years or more to complete.

  • The amount/offer for this funding opportunity is $100,000 (over two years)
  • The next round closes: 6 Mar . 2015
  • All applicants will be informed of the results of the selection process in June 2015

The Fellowship was offered for the first time in 2003, and was renamed in recognition of the late Dr Michael King for his contribution to literature and his role in advocating for a major fellowship for New Zealand writers.

Previous recipients of the fellowship are Owen Marshall, Vincent O’Sullivan, C.K. Stead, Rachel Barrowman, Neville Peat, Dame Fiona Kidman, Philip Simpson, Kate De Goldi, Peter Wells, Dr Peter Simpson, Fiona Farrell and Elizabeth Knox.

Creative New Zealand’s literary genre priorities include autobiography/memoir, biography, children’s fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, fiction, graphic novels with a strong literary element, histories, literary criticism, narrative non-fiction and poetry.

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For more information contact:

Jill Rawnsley | Senior Arts Adviser - Literature
09 373 3077 jill.rawnsley@creativenz.govt.nz

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