19 Oct 2021

Outcry over $500k grant for 'matchmaking books site'

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:45 pm on 19 October 2021

A large government grant to a "matchmaking books site" has shocked many in the literary community in Aotearoa.

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is providing $500,000 to an company called Narrative Muse as part of the $374 million Covid recovery package for the arts sector.

Steve Braunias, writer and editor of Newsroom's books section, has written about the response and joins Jesse to discuss.

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