18 Sep 2015
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Winners of the 2015 Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers will be announced on Saturday 19 September at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke in Wellington.
Hosted by television presenter, Matai Smith, the awards will announce the winners for Best Novel Extract, Best Film Script, Best Short Story written in Māori, Best Short Story written in English and Best Secondary School Short Story.
The show will also launch HUIA Short Stories 11 - the latest compilation of top novel extracts and short stories in English and Māori from the 2015 Pikihuia competition.
Finalists in the running are:
Best Short Story written in Maori, judged by Poia Rewi
Best Short Story written in English, judged by Sir Wira Gardiner
Best Novel Extract, judged by Witi Ihimaera
Best Short Film Script, judged by Larry Parr
Best Short Story written by a Secondary School Student, judged by Arihia McClutchie