Keri Hulme’s generous koha for Māori writers

Keri Hulme’s generous koha for Māori writers The original manuscript of the bone people, by legendary author Keri Hulme (Kāi Tahu and Kāti Māmoe), will be auctioned at Dunbar Sloane on the 11th of August, this year. Keri Hulme was the first New Zealander to win the prestigious Booker Prize in 1985. She was also the […]

Look out Ockhams, here comes the next kaituhi Māori!

The Māori Literature Trust | Te Waka Taki Kōrero announces the six newest kaituhi for its highly sought-after incubator programme, Te Papa Tupu. Kei runga noa atu koutou ko: Callum Knight (Te Hika o Pāpāuma) Hinematioro Nohotima-Duncan (Tūhoe – Ngāti Koura, Te Aitanga ā-Māhaki – Whānau ā-Kai) J. Wiremu Kane (Ngāpuhi – Ngāti Toro, Ngāti Manu, […]

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, […]