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2014 PM’s Awards for Literary Achievement: nominations open

Creative New Zealand Media Release

26 March 2014

2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: nominations open

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 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 here

To nominate a writer

Nominations close on Friday, 2 May at 5pm.

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