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Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement

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


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 here

To nominate a writer


Nominations close on Friday, 2 May at 5pm.

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