Call for Entries to the Kathleen Grattan Award 2015 – Emma Neale to judge

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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.

http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/landfall/grattanaward.html

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)

 

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