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Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement: nominations open

2 Apr 2013

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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 are now open for the 2013 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 2012, Albert Wendt was awarded for Fiction; Sam Hunt for Poetry and Gregory O’Brien for Non-Fiction.

Look here for previous winners and a nomination form

Nominations close on Friday, 3 May at 5pm.

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