Whiti Hereaka Wins NZ’s Biggest Literary Prize

Whiti: photographed by Tabitha Arthur The Māori Literature Trust is thrilled to celebrate Whiti Hereaka (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa) in winning Aotearoa’s most prestigious literary prize, the 2022 Ockham NZ Book Awards: Jann Medlicott Acorn prize for fiction. Whiti is only the 7th kaituhi Māori in 50 years to win this award. Her award-winning masterpiece, Kurangaituku, […]

Highly commended for Reo-Māori story

A short story in te reo Māori by AUT lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton, from the School of Communication Studies has won an award in a national fiction competition. Read more >

Neil Gaiman recommends

A round-up of good things for Māori writing and Māori writers First the good news: there is no bad news in this story about recent developments in Māori writing. This story is purely and only about things happening to Māori writers and Māori writing which are pretty damned good. Read more >