International Institute of Modern Letters

Prize in Modern Letters

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Please note: The Prize in Modern Letters is not offered in 2012. We will update this page when we have more details.

About

The biennial Prize in Modern Letters, valued at NZ$65,000, was designed to acknowledge and advance the work of emerging writers in New Zealand, both by highlighting the achievement and potential of a major new writer and by enhancing awareness of New Zealand literature internationally - particularly in the USA.

The Prize in Modern Letters was established by Glenn Schaeffer, founding patron of the International Institute of Modern Letters.

The inaugural Prize in Modern Letters was won by novelist Catherine Chidgey in 2002. It was subsequently awarded to poet Glenn Colquhoun in 2004, novelist Carl Shuker in 2006 and poet David Beach in 2008.

Previous Winners

Read about the previous winners

2002
Catherine Chidgey - New Zealand Book Council website (opens in new window)

2004
Glenn Colquhoun - New Zealand Book Council website  (opens in new window)

2006
Carl Shuker - mySpace Profile (opens in new window)

2008
David Beach - Profile page on Victoria Press website (opens in new window)

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