26 November 2010

The NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Award For Literature: A Nice Surprise!

I got a nice surprise on Monday: an email from Tina Shaw, Programme Manager of the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA), to say that I'd been selected as the 2010 recipient of the biennial Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature, first awarded in 2008 to poet, novelist and anthologist Emma Neale.

(It's important to note that this NZSA award is not the same as another, longer-established set of awards, the Janet Frame Literary Trust Awards.)

The award is open to authors of literary or imaginative fiction, as well as poetry, who are members of the New Zealand Society of Authors. Fortunately, it seems, I tick all those boxes!

I'm delighted to receive this award, not just because the money will come in handy to help me complete the short story collection I'm currently working on, but also because it's an honour to win an award associated with the name of Janet Frame.

Here's how Beatties Book Blog reported the news
. Thanks, Graham, and thanks to the NZSA!

26 comments:

Helen Rickerby said...

Yay you Tim! Congratulations.

AJ Ponder said...

Congratulations!

Catherine said...

Great news, Tim

Mary McCallum said...

yep you definitely tick the boxes - great stuff

Helen Lowe said...

Congratulations, Tim--well deserved!

Debbie Cowens said...

Congratulations!

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, everyone!

Saradha Koirala said...

Great news, Tim! Congratulations :D

harvey said...

Tim, well-deserved. Enjoy it.
harvey

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Saradha and Harvey

Mark Pirie said...

Great news Tim, we both had very good years. Good reward for hard work!

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Mark - indeed we have!

Deb O'Kane said...

Fantastic news Tim, well deserved.

Kathleen Jones said...

Congratulations Tim! I'm really pleased for you.

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Deb and Kathleen!

Wen Baragrey said...

Congratulations, Tim! That is absolutely awesome! Well done :)

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Wen!

toni said...

Awesome! Congratulations :)

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Toni!

Madeleine Marie Slavick said...

Congrats, Tim
-m

Claire Beynon said...

Exciting for you, Tim! Congratulations.

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Claire!

Determinist said...

Superb. It's nice to know that your excellent work is being recognized. Well done.

Tim Jones said...

Thanks!

Piokiwi said...

congrats Tim!!

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Renee!