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.
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Read the announcement from Creative NZ
?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
— Creative New Zealand (@CreativeNZ) November 9, 2020