February 11, 2015
Ngatiwai author shortlisted
New Zealand author Paula Morris of Ngatiwai is in the running for the world’s richest short story prize.
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is worth Â£30,000 or about $62,000 to the winner.
Her longlisted story False River is set in rural Louisiana, where she lived 10 years ago after evacuating New Orleans to escape Hurricane Katrina.
A shortlist of six will be announced on March 1, with the winner revealed on April 24 at a gala dinner at the Stationers’ Hall in London.
Morris recently returned to New Zealand to teach at the University of Auckland’s Master in Creative Writing course.
Her 2011 novel Rangatira won the fiction prize at the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards.
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