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New Zealand’s leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians offer audiences a fortnight of fresh ideas, future-thinking, language and laughter at the 23rd Going West Writers Festival 1-16 September.

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Internationally renowned Ngāruawāhia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. The award was announced this evening at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

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New Zealand’s largest literary Festival broke its own record this week, with more than 70,000 seats filled across six days of story and ideas delivered by inspirational local and international writers.

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New Zealand’s love of design goes on show as the country’s inaugural Festival of Architecture opens the doors to buildings, houses, galleries and studios in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and regional centres for ten days, from 7th September.

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The City of Sails placed itself at the heart of the written world this week as the Auckland Writers Festival broke its own record, with 63,000 seats filled.

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Stephen Daisley has won New Zealand’s richest writing prize, the inaugural $50,000 Acorn Foundation Literary Award, for his novel Coming Rain, announced at the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards ceremony last night.

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Sydney, Australia: Sydney’s pre-eminent summer event, Sydney Festival, today announces its full festival program; including 12 world premieres, 14 Australian exclusives across an epic line-up of dance, theatre, installations, music, VR, talks, classes and free events collectively presenting a bold, eclectic and innovative program set to transform Sydney into a world cultural hub from 6-28 January.

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