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August New Books and Giveaway

As winter drags on, Text’s August releases are warm and toasty treats, perfect for snuggling with under the blankets...

2023 Michael Gifkins Prize Open for Entries

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc. are thrilled to announce that entries for the 2023 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open.

Jennifer Down wins Miles Franklin Award

Text Publishing congratulates Jennifer Down, winner of the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award for Bodies of Light.

Announcing the winner of the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize

Emma Sidnam has been awarded the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for her manuscript Backwaters. Sidnam wins a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advance against royalties.

July New Books and Giveaway

An unforgiving landscape, a place for magic people, an off-beat time-travel adventure and a literary roundtable of celebrated trailblazers. It’s our July line-up hot off the presses! Grab a blanket, rug up and keep warm with new books from Text.

Announcing the winner of the 2022 Text Prize

Megan Williams has won the $10,000 Text Prize for her debut YA novel Let’s Never Speak of This Again.

Announcing the winner of the 2022 Steph Bowe Mentorship

Claire Matthews has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Steph Bowe Mentorship for Young Writers...

Vale Helen Hodgman

Text is sad to share the news of Helen Hodgman’s death...

Brian Matthews (1936–2022)

Text is sad to share the news of Brian Matthews’ death.

Announcing the 2022 Text Prize shortlist

Seven manuscripts have been shortlisted for the 2022 $10,000 Text Prize. The winner and the Steph Bowe Mentorship recipient will both be announced in late June.


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