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The next Festival will be held 10 - 15 May 2022.
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MĀTĀTUHI FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT LITERARY SECTOR FUNDINGEstablished by the Auckland Writers Festival, the Mātātuhi Foundation is announcing two special grants to be offered before the end of the year: $8600 for a Māori-specific literary project and up to $100,000 for a one-off major project with the potential to change and grow our literary landscape. Read more ›
TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL WAITUHI O TĀMAKIAudiences from all over Aotearoa and farther afield descended on Tāmaki Makaurau from 11 to 16 May to attend the 2021 Auckland Writers Festival, tipping attendance at the six-day programme to over 60,000. Read more ›
‘Knockout’ short story collection wins NZ's richest writing prizeWhanganui writer Airini Beautrais has won the $57,000 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her book Bug Week – the first person to take out the category for a collection of short stories in more than a decade. Read more ›