Congratulations to Elizabeth Smither
Winner of the NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature 2014
New Plymouth-based poet Elizabeth Smither emerged as the winner from a competitive shortlist to be awarded the 2014 Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature. This biennial award for $3,000 is offered by the NZSA to support a mid-career writer of literary or imaginative fiction, or poetry. This money comes from a gift generously provided by The Janet Frame Literary Trust.
The judging panel stated that they were ‘impressed by the calibre of the applicants and most gratified with their overall quality, feeling it important that the award bearing Janet Frame’s name should continue to gather prestige, with many of New Zealand’s more distinguished writers vying for this accolade.’
Highly Commended places go to: Cilla McQueen, Laurence Fearnley, Vivienne Plumb, Tina Shaw, and Siobhan Harvey