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Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement, 2012

 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement, 2012

Gregory O'Brien (far left, non-fiction), Sam Hunt (second from left, poetry) and Albert Wendt (far right, fiction) are shown with Prime Minister John Key (second from right), after he had presented them with awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature. The awards were established in 2003 and each year three authors are honoured with an award of $60,000. The Prime Minister's Awards are one of a growing number of prizes and forms of financial support for writers and creative artists that public agencies such as Creative New Zealand sponsor.

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Jock Phillips, 'Arts and the nation - The nation accepts the arts, 1940 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45022/prime-ministers-awards-for-literary-achievement-2012 (accessed 23 January 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014