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 …

Start The Day Global: Five not-to-be-missed publishing stories from around the world

Palestine, Mongolia, Russia, Indonesia and New Zealand are on the menu for today’s Start The Day Global selection, and if you’re thinking none of these markets are worth a second thought, then you really need to read today’s curation. We start today’s selection in the Middle East, in a land few outside the region associate Read More …

Book reading down slightly in New Zealand. More than half read NZ authors

442,600 adult New Zealanders didn’t read a book in the past year, according to new research published by the New Zealand Book Council. Only 86% of New Zealand adults had read or started to read at least one book in the past year, down from 88% last year. Only? Plenty of countries would be ecstatic Read More …