3 Apr 2024

Urban writers dominate Ockham Book Awards shortlist

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 3 April 2024

Is it possible writers who don't live in Aotearoa's main centres are disadvantaged when it comes to awards and literary festivals?

On the Ockham Book Awards shortlist, for example, all of this year's finalists live in the four main cities; or in the case of three finalists, overseas.

RNZ Waikato regional reporter, and author, Libby Kirkby-McLeod, looked in to this urban dominance.