Grants and Awards




Royal Literary Society Grant, UK. £6000 pa for three years, 2007

 

Award ONZM (Officer of the Order of New Zealand) for Services to Literature in Queen’s New Year Honours, 2006

 

Sarah Hosking Arts Trust Residency, UK. 2005-2006

 

Midland Arts Council Grant, UK. £4,600, 2005

 

Creative NZ Grant $18,000, 2005

 

Writer’s Residency, Tasmania, July-August 2004

 

Winner of the Elena Garro Short Story Competition (judged by International PEN) for an unpublished collection. November 2003

 

Winner of Tall Poppy Theatre Company (NZ) Competition for a two-hander stage play. (Three Degrees) November, 2003

 

Creative NZ Grant $9000, 2000

 

Waikato University Writer-in-Residence, 1998

 

Finalist (River Lines) in The Orange Prize, (UK) April, 1996

 

Creative NZ Grant $9000, 1996

 

Burns Fellow at Otago University, 1995

 

Joint winner of Frank Sargeson Award, 1992

 

NZ Arts Council Grant $9000, 1991


 
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