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Live panel: Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement

Photo credits: Stephanie Johnson (image credit: Maeve Woodhouse), James Norcliffe (image supplied), Vincent O’Malley (image credit: Hagen Hopkins Photography).
10 Feb 2023
6:30-7:45pm NZST
Join us online to celebrate the Winners of the 2022 Prime Ministers Awards for Literary Achievement: Stephanie Johnson (fiction), Vincent O’Malley (nonfiction), James Norcliffe (poetry).
Event type: 
Art, Literature, Live event
Creative NZ Facebook and Youtube


Creative New Zealand, in partnership with Auckland Live and The Big Idea, invites New Zealanders from across the motu to come together for a live, online panel discussion with the 2022 recipients of the Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement: 
  • Fiction: Stephanie Johnson – a celebrated and popular author of twelve novels, as well as poetry, short stories, and writing for stage and television 
  • Nonfiction: Vincent O’Malley - a distinguished author and historian of the New Zealand Wars and Te Tiriti o Waitangi 
  • Poetry: James Norcliffe – an acclaimed poet and writer for children and young adults, as well as a prolific editor and poetry champion
All three writers will read and discuss their work with award winning writer and broadcaster, Nick Bollinger. 
During the live stream, viewers can submit questions to the writers in the comment threads on Facebook and YouTube.  
Join us live for a brilliant evening of wit, whimsy and fascinating facts!

Written by

Creative New Zealand

17 Jan 2023

Creative New Zealand encourages, promotes and supports the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders through funding, capability building, our international programme and advocacy.