New Zealand Post Katherine Mansfield Prize

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The New Zealand Post Katherine Mansfield Prize, formerly known as the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship and then the Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship, is one of New Zealand's foremost literary awards. Named after Katherine Mansfield, one of New Zealand's leading historical writers, the award gives winners (fellows, whether male or female) funding towards transport to and accommodation in Menton, France, where Katherine Mansfield went when her health declined.

The prize is open to New Zealand citizens and residents whose fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction, children’s fiction or playwriting has had favourable impact. Unlike the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, which are the other widely known New Zealand literary awards, the Katherine Mansfield Prize is to an individual to develop their future work, rather than for a specific already-published work.

The prize is awarded Winn-Manson Menton Trust, set up by Celia Manson and Sheilah Winn, but administered by Creative New Zealand (a crown entity).

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient / Fellow
2014 Mandy Hagar
2013 Greg McGee
2012 Justin Paton
2011 Chris Price
2010 Ken Duncum
2009 Jenny Pattrick
2008 Damien Wilkins
2007 Stuart Hoar
2006 Fiona Kidman
2005 Ian Wedde
2004 Bill Manhire
2003 Tessa Duder
2002 Jenny Bornholdt
2001 Catherine Chidgey
2000 Stephanie Johnson
1999 Elizabeth Knox
1998 Maurice Shadbolt
1997 Roger Hall
1996 Owen Marshall
1995 Fiona Farrell
1994 Vincent O’Sullivan
1993 Witi Ihimaera
1992 Maurice Gee
1991 Nigel Cox
1990 Lisa Greenwood
1989 Lloyd Jones
1988 Louis Johnson
1987 Russell Haley
1986 Michael Harlow
1985 Michael Gifkins
1984 Rowley Habib
1983 Allen Curnow
1982 Michael Jackson
1981 Lauris Edmond
1980 Marilyn Duckworth
1979 Philip Temple
1978 Spiro Zavos
1977 Barry Mitcalfe
1976 Michael King
1975 David Mitchell
1974 Janet Frame
1973 James McNeish
1972 C K Stead
1971 Margaret Scott
1970 Owen Leeming

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