2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: call for nominations

14 Feb 2018

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Prime Minister's Awards 2017 recipients: Witi Ihimaera, Paula Green and Peter Simpson.
Recipients of the 2017 Prime Minister's Awards: Witi Ihimaera, Paula Green, Peter Simpson.

Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate your pick of our finest writers for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.

Every year New Zealanders are invited to nominate writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre.

New Zealand writers are also able to nominate themselves for the awards.

The nominations (submitted by email) are assessed by an expert literary panel and recommendations forwarded to the Arts Council of Creative New Zealand for approval, with the awards presented in a formal ceremony.

In 2017, Witi Ihimaera received the award for Fiction, Paula Green for Poetry and Peter Simpson for Non-Fiction.

See the full list of winners

Nominations close on Friday, 6 April at 5pm.

Nominate a writer now

 

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