Tim Jones an Award Winner

NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature 2010 recipient named

SpecFicNZ is proud to announce that member Tim Jones is the 2010 recipient of the NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature.

The biennial award has been established through a generous grant from The Janet Frame Literary Trust and is for $3,000. It may be used for travel or for purchasing computer equipment, as well as to buy time to write. The award is offered to support a mid-career or established author to further their literary career. The inaugural recipient of the award, in 2008, was Emma Neale.

Congratulations Tim on this wonderful honour.

Tim is a Wellington poet and author of both science fiction and literary fiction. Among his recent books are poetry collection All Blacks’ Kitchen Gardens (HeadworX, 2007), fantasy novel Anarya’s Secret (RedBrick, 2007), and poetry anthology Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand (Interactive Press, 2009), co-edited with Mark Pirie. Voyagers appeared in the NZ Listener’s “100 Best Books of the Year” list in 2009 and won the Best Collected Work category in the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.

News about Tim and his writing is on his blog at http://timjonesbooks.blogspot.com/

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