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Winner of the Elena Garro Short Story Competition (judged by International PEN) for an unpublished collection.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