Awards and Honours
Author and poet Joy Cowley and theatre director Duncan Whiting have been named Marlborough Living Treasures.
Bill Nagelkerke has been awarded the 2013 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal.
The nominees for this year’s Nebula Awards have been announced and free samples of each title are available to read.
NZ Post will honour the late Margaret Mahy with a collection of new stamps themed on the writer’s popular books for children and young adults. The stamps will be released March 13, 2013. Click here to pre-order from NZ Post.
Fifty years of diplomacy between Switzerland and New Zealand is being celebrated with the translation of Margaret Mahy’s The Three-Legged Cat into five new languages, Maori and the four official languages of Switzerland: French, German, Italian and Romansch.
The Gift of Reading
Destroyed in a fire, the Beckenham School Library is re-stocking and you can help! New Zealand Post has generously established a Freepost address to enable schools and individuals to support the effort by donating books. Click Here for full details on how to send your donation free of cost.