The complete list of recipients to date is:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Prime Minister's Awards announcement
Every year, New Zealanders are invited to nominate their choice of an outstanding writer who has made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of non-fiction, poetry and fiction. The nominations are assessed by an expert literary panel and recommendations forwarded to the Creative New Zealand for approval. Established in 2003 the three Prime Minister’s Award recipients will each receive $60,000 in recognition of their significant contribution to New Zealand literature in their chosen areas literature.
Fiction: Janet Frame (2003), Maurice Gee (2004)(left), Margaret Mahy (2005), Patricia Grace (2006), Fiona Farrell (2007), Lloyd Jones (2008), CK Stead (2009) Joy Cowley (2010), ? (2011).
Non-fiction: Michael King (2003), Anne Salmond (2004), Philip Temple (2005), Judith Binney (2006), Dick Scott (2007), WH (Bill) Oliver (2008), Dr Ranginui Walker (2009), James McNeish (2010), ?(2011).
Poetry: Hone Tuwhare (2003), Kevin Ireland (2004), Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (2005), Vincent O’Sullivan (2006), Bill Manhire (2007), Elizabeth Smither (2008), Brian Turner (2009), Cilla McQueen (2010), ? (2011).
What: Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement
Where: Premier House
When: 22 August 2011. The event begins at 6.30pm with the awards ceremony commencing at 7pm
The MC for the evening will be Kate Camp and 2011 Michael King Fellow – Peter Wells – will also be honoured at the ceremony.