New award announced for authors writing in te reo Māori

Appropriately in this UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages, the Storyines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust has announced a new award for writers in New Zealand’s te reo Māori  language. The award is named after the late Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira, who led the revival of the Māori language in the country. The annual Storylines Dame Read More …

Strengthening Aotearoa’s literary landscape – Mātātuhi Foundation to offer writing, reading, literacy grants

New Zealand’s Auckland Writers Festival (AWF), intent on “strengthening Aotearoa’s literary landscape,” has launched a charitable foundation, to be run separate from the AWF Trust, that will, allow New Zealand writers to develop and promote their works (and) cover activities for readers that increase their engagement with New Zealand literature, and projects that contribute to Read More …