Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Society of Authors: This year's CompleteMS recipients

NZ Society of Authors is delighted to announce this year's CompleteMS recipients

Thirteen writers with manuscripts that span creative non-fiction, spec fiction, short stories, interview narratives, historical fiction, young adult (fiction and fantasy), poetry, alternative future fiction, adult fiction, and a legal drama have been chosen for the NZSA CompleteMS programme.

Congratulations to the NZSA CompleteMS 2018 recipients: Caroline Barron, Nandini (Nod) Ghosh, Emma Hislop, Celine Kearney, Pip McKay, Caoimhe McKeogh, J Michaels, Samantha Montgomerie, Maris O'Rourke, Keryn Powell, Jan Thorburn, Matthew Turner, and Karen Zelas

These compelling writers hail from across New Zealand: ranging from the sprawling suburbs of Auckland through Leamington, Marfell, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch and Macandrew Bay, Dunedin.

This programme gives each writer a detailed assessment and feedback on their manuscripts by one of New Zealand's leading assessors.James Norcliffe, convener of the 2018 selection panel along with writers Lee Murray and Deborah Shepard, commented: ‘…There was a mix of fiction and non-fiction; of projects aimed at children, YA and adult; of genre including historical fiction, science fiction, speculative fiction, legal fiction and romance. Finally there was a range of mood and tone from comic and satirical to dark and compelling… in the final analysis, we asked ourselves of each application, ‘Would I like to read this book?’ or ‘Would I be happy to give this book as a gift to a friend?’

That we could answer a resounding yes so often is an indication of how many talented writers there are in this country and how good it would be if we could get to read their work at some time. It was difficult to choose only thirteen to be granted the assistance of an assessor. I am so pleased that this NZSA initiative is doing such a fine job in trying to bring this about.’

CompleteMS Manuscript Assessments are offered by NZ Society of Authors every year with the intent of fostering and developing emerging talent with the support of established practitioners. The NZSA has run a highly successful full manuscript assessment programme for writers since 1999 and it is supported by funding from Creative New Zealand.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Shakespeare's Brother: Pop-Up Globe's All-Male Cast 'Seems Bizarre'

The company announced its November shows, which include men-only performances of Richard III and The Taming of the Shrew, would highlight the abuse of power in a number of Shakespeare's plays. More>>

ALSO:

APRA Silver Scroll Awards: 2018 Top 20 Announced

Widely considered the most prestigious accolade in New Zealand music, the APRA Silver Scroll Award recognises outstanding achievement in the craft of songwriting, and the responsibility now falls to APRA’s almost 10,000 New Zealand members to choose the best song of 2018. More>>

Right Whale In The Wrong Place: Wellington Fireworks Postponed To Protect Whale

The Matariki Sky Show has been postponed till next weekend – Saturday 14 July primarily due to the presence of the southern right whale in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Centenary Commemorations

A series of public events will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, in addition to a series of activities designed to support communities across New Zealand to engage in the commemorations. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland