Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
Worth $60,000 each and initiated in 2002, the annual Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement recognise writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature. The nominated writers should have written a body of work that has received national acclaim and/or international recognition. They may also be working in other genres.
Awards given in three categories: Poetry, Non-fiction, and Fiction. The Fiction category includes novels, short stories, plays, children’s fiction and scriptwriting.
See more literary prize winners.
- Poetry James Norcliffe
- Non-Fiction Vincent O’Malley
- Fiction Stephanie Johnson
- Poetry Anne Kennedy
- Non-Fiction Dame Claudia Orange
- Fiction David Hill
Read the announcement from Creative NZ
- Poetry Jenny Bornholdt
- Non-Fiction Sir Tīmoti Kāretu
- Fiction Tessa Duder
Read the announcement on the CreativeNZ website.
📣We're proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement:
📚 Non-Fiction: Sir Tīmoti Kāretu KNZM QSO (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu)
📚 Poetry: Jenny Bornholdt MNZM
📚 Fiction: Tessa Duder CNZM, OBE
More info: https://t.co/iLjYkO7Sis pic.twitter.com/6d4rwQK22w
— Creative New Zealand (@CreativeNZ) November 9, 2020
- Poetry Fleur Adcock
- Non-fiction Gavin Bishop
- Fiction Elizabeth Knox
Read the announcement in The Big Idea.