Call for Entries to the Kathleen Grattan Award 2015
Otago University Press has great pleasure in putting a call out for entries in to the Kathleen Grattan Award 2015 – it’s time to get those manuscripts into shape! Emma Neale – celebrated poet, novelist and prose writer – is this year’s award judge. The closing date for entries is 31 July.
The Kathleen Grattan Award is one of New Zealand’s most substantial awards for poetry: the winner receives $10,000 and Otago University Press considers the winning manuscript for publication. The winner also receives a year’s subscription to Landfall.
See the award web page for details of how to enter.
About the Kathleen Grattan Award
Auckland poet Kathleen Grattan, a journalist and former editor of the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, died in 1990. A member of the Titirangi Poets, her work was published in Landfall and other volumes including Premier Poets, a collection from the World Poetry Society. Her daughter Jocelyn Grattan, who also worked for the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, shared her mother’s love of literature. She has generously left Landfall a bequest with which to establish an award in memory of Kathleen Grattan.
The Kathleen Grattan Award, initially established as a yearly award, is now awarded biannually.
Previous Award Winners
2013 Siobhan Harvey (Cloudboy)
2011 Emma Neale (The Truth Garden)
2010 Jennifer Compton (This City)
2009 Leigh Davis (Repairing of a Life)
2008 Joanna Preston (The Summer King)