Queen St, Auckland
The prize, for an unpublished novel by a New Zealand writer, includes a life-changing publishing contract and a $10,000 advance. From nearly 100 submitted manuscripts a winner has been chosen. The New Zealand Society of Authors and Text Publishing will announce the winner at this event, as part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. Wise and generous writer, agent and stalwart supporter of New Zealand Literature, Michael Gifkins is the inspiration behind a literary prize established in his name, funded by partner Ann Hatherly, son Andre Gifkins and Text Publishing, and administered by the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc).