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Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement 2014 - nominations closing soon

28 Apr 2014

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Don’t miss your opportunity to support an outstanding New Zealand writer, whose work has entertained, moved or inspired you.

Nominations close this Friday 2 May for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.

Every year, New Zealanders are invited to nominate their choice of a writer who has made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of non-fiction, poetry and fiction.

New Zealand writers are also able to nominate themselves for these awards, which are valued at  $60,000 for each of the genres.

The nominations are assessed by an expert literary panel and recommendations forwarded to Creative New Zealand for approval, with the award recipients announced at a ceremony in Premier House.

In 2013, Owen Marshall was awarded for Fiction; Michele Leggott for Poetry and Martin Edmond for Non-Fiction. Previous winners include Dame Fiona Kidman, Sam Hunt and Michael King. See the full list of winners

Nominate a writer now

Nominations close on Friday, 2 May at 5pm.


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Creative New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa
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