Media Release: Pikihuia Awards 2019 – now open!

MEDIA RELEASE13 February 2019 Pikihuia Awards 2019 Search for Māori Writers The search is on - the Māori Literature Trust invites Māori writers to submit their short stories for the 2019 Pikihuia Awards. There are six new categories in this year’s awards. Robyn Bargh, Chair of the Māori Literature Trust says, 'We have restructured the … Continue reading Media Release: Pikihuia Awards 2019 – now open!

Mark Sweet Wakes the Sleeping Zhu Mao

Brian Bargh of Huia left a message. He asked I return his call. 'It's good news,' he said. I went all goose pimply, and great gulps of excitement came tinged with fear.
I began writing Zhu Mao three years ago at the start of the Diploma of Creative Writing course at Whitireia Polytechnic. When I applied I submitted a short story, one of many, inter-connected, which I wanted to shape into a novel.