Recent notable publications by award-winners include Paul Millar’s No Fretful Sleeper: a life of Bill Pearson, Martin Edmond’s The Zone of the Marvellous, Hazel Riseborough’s Shear Hard Work and Peter Wells’s Colenso biography The Hungry Heart.
To apply you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and provide a summary of the work and a sample chapter. Closing date is Tuesday 26 June. Full details are here.
CLL, a non-profit organisation owned jointly by the Publishers Association of NZ and the NZ Society of Authors, licenses educational and other organisations that copy published material and distributes the income to the works’ authors and publishers. After deduction of operating costs and a contribution to the CLL Cultural Fund, which pays for these awards, all licensing revenue is returned to rightsholders. (It’s mostly textbooks but occasionally even I get a small cheque.)
It’s a very generous award, one of biggest in New Zealand, so if you have a suitable project you’d be mad not to apply.
Keri Hulme expresses a view in the comments.