Tuesday, November 27, 2007


CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND FUNDING

The following comment has appeared on the blog this morning. I will do some investigation but if any other readers wish to comment I'd be pleased to hear from them.

red has left a new comment on your post "Boutique Wellington Publisher Steele Roberts set t...":

Greetings Bookman Beattie, Roger Steele continues to make a luminous and tireless contribution to local publishing. Which is why it is so puzzling and troubling that he received no Creative NZ funding this year for seven great submitted projects. Multi-national publishers with batteries of staff meanwhile hoovered up these taxpayers dollars. He is eating pumpkin (literally) . Please investigate - and expose!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Roger Steele who was the beneficiary of a six figure donation from a Wellington benefactor earlier this year??

pimble said...

Roger S shouted the Wgtn literary community to a glittering 10th birthday bash in December 06.
Behind the high spirits - and despite that year's stellar efforts like the E Mervyn Taylor book - the business was crumbling. A benefactor DID later step in with a large, generous and totally unexpected donation - one that has keep the business afloat this year. But it is but a fraction of what Steele Roberts have spent over a decade. We badly need small dedicated publishers like them.