Saturday, July 28, 2012

2012 NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award

Applications are now being called for the 2012 New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature.

This biennial award has been funded by a generous gift from The Janet Frame Literary Trust. The purpose is to support a mid-career or established author to further their literary career.

The award is for $3,000, and may be used for travel or for purchasing computer equipment, as well as to buy time to write. The award is open to New Zealand authors of literary or imaginative fiction, as well as poetry, who are members of the New Zealand Society of Authors.

The inaugural recipient of the award in 2008 was Dunedin poet and novelist Emma Neale. In 2010 the award went to Wellington poet and writer Tim Jones.

Closing date for the award is 31 October 2012. It will be announced on the 10th of December.

For further information and to downoad an application form please visit the NZSA web page.

Or write to the NZSA office, enclosing a SAE: Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature, NZSA, PO Box 7701, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141.

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