Up Coming Events for Marlborough Writers
CATHERINE CHIDGEY TO JUDGE 2018 SHORT STORY COMPETITION
We are delighted Catherine Chidgey will be the final judge of the 2018 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition.
Catherine Chidgey’s honours include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Asia-Pacific), a Betty Trask Award (UK) and the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award. Her fourth novel, The Wish Child, set in Nazi Germany, won the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Radio New Zealand called it ‘a brilliant, brilliant novel … a masterpiece’, and The Times (UK) ‘a remarkable book with a stunningly original twist’. Her most recent honour is the 2017 Janet Frame Fiction Prize. Her ‘found’ novel, The Beat of the Pendulum, was released in November 2017.
The competition will be opening for entries on 1 January 2018 and closing on 3 April (the Tuesday after Easter). It is open to New Zealand writers aged 18 and over, and prizes will be in the form of book vouchers from the sponsor, Page & Blackmore Booksellers of Nelson. The full conditions of entry and entry form will be available at the end of 2017 from the branch website.
The results of the competition will be announced at the branch AGM on Saturday 12 May 2018. Pencil the date in your diary now!