16 Oct 2013
New Zealand authors will attend high-profile international literary festivals and share our literary culture on the world stage with assistance from New Zealand Book Council/Creative New Zealand 2013/14 International Travel Fund grants.
Stephanie Johnson, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Dylan Horrocks, Eleanor Catton, Elizabeth Knox, Greg O’Brien, Jenny Bornholdt and Lloyd Jones will be supported through the Book Council’s/Creative New Zealand's 2013/14 International Travel Fund to attend upcoming international literary events. The purpose of the fund is to support and showcase New Zealand writing talent at key international writing festivals.
Since 2009 the programme has made a targeted approach to enhancing the profile of New Zealand writing overseas by developing long term relationships with a specific range of international festivals. Strong relationships have been developed with close neighbour Australia and important international English language festivals in the UK, Canada and the United States.
2013/14 International Travel Fund grants:
Australia/New Zealand Literature and Arts Festival (London, UK)
$4,000 to support the attendance of Stephanie Johnson, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Dylan Horrocks, Elizabeth Knox
Adelaide Writers’ Week (Adelaide, Australia)
$3,000 to support the attendance of Eleanor Catton, Elizabeth Knox, Greg O’Brien, Jenny Bornholdt and Lloyd Jones
For further information about the International Travel Fund visit www.bookcouncil.org.nz