New Zealand Post, are the most generous sponsors of the NZ Post Childrens Book Awards, the NZ Post Writers & Readers Week, and the NZ Post Mansfield Prize. Yesterday it was announced they are increasing their sponsorship for the latter from $80,000 to $100,000 annually. Bravo.
And word around the traps has it that the initiative for the increase came from the sponsors not the organisers! Bookman Beattie salutes NZ Post supremo John Allen and his team.
The New Zealand Post Mansfield Prize was previously known as the Katherine Mansfield Felowship. It is awarded annually to an established or mid-career writer.