Prize in Modern Letters

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The Prize in Modern Letters is valued at NZ$65,000, and is New Zealand's richest single literary award. It was established by Glenn Schaeffer, founding patron of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University. The prize is awarded biennially, and it is designed to acknowledge and advance the work of emerging writers from or based in New Zealand. More generally, it is a major vote of confidence in the work of New Zealand’s writers.

Further information about the nominating process for the Glenn Schaeffer Prize in Modern Letters is available from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University, P.O. Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand.

David Beach2008