Friday, June 08, 2012
reminder - 2012 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: last chance for nominations
There are just two weeks left to nominate an outstanding New Zealand writer for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.
Every year, New Zealanders are invited to nominate their choice of a writer who has made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature in the genres of non-fiction, poetry and fiction. New Zealand writers are also able to nominate themselves for these awards.
The nominations are assessed by an expert literary panel and recommendations forwarded to Creative New Zealand for approval, with the award recipients announced in a ceremony at Premier House. $60,000 is awarded in each of the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
In 2011, Dame Fiona Kidman gained the award for Fiction; Peter Bland for Poetry and James Belich for Non-Fiction. To nominate a writer and to see previous winners, go to:
Nominations close on Friday, 22 June at 5pm. Don’t miss your opportunity to support an outstanding New Zealand writer, whose work has entertained, moved or inspired you.