2020 Programmes

Becky Manawatu

Becky Manawatu

AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Becky Manawatu (Ngāi Tahu) is the winner of both the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction and the Best First Book Award Fiction at the 2020 Ockham NZ Book Awards with her debut novel Auē. The judges wrote, “Auē is a mere pounamu: raw life polished to a sheen that’s beautiful and warm but at the same time a blade with a keen edge. A journalist and writer, Becky works as a reporter for The News in Westport. Her story ‘Abalone’ was longlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Becky Manawatu
appears in our 2020 WINTER SERIES. View the Episode 3 video or listen to the podcast.

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