Oturehua writers Jillian Sullivan and Brian Turner are flanked by some of their beloved Central Otago hills. The pair have both won awards in the 2019 New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards. Photo: Fiona Sydney
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Oturehua writers and neighbours Brian Turner and Jillian Sullivan have notched up a double success in the New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards.
Sullivan has won the poetry section with her poem The Huts, and Turner has been awarded a special poetry book award for his Selected Poems.
The judges said the poems in Turner’s book included a “very moving tribute” to his father at Monte Cassino.
Turner said it was touching to have the Memories of War poem about his father singled out.