In the past three years, thirty of our students have published books, or achieved national, international awards for their writing.
You could be our next big acheiver…
In the last three years, thirty of our graduates have published books, or been successful in national or international writing awards.
A few of our successes …
The Spinoff profiles graduate Himali McInnes winner of the 2023 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific region) here
NZ Society of Authors profiles Colleen Maria Lenihan, winner of the 2023 Emerging Māori Writers Scholarship here
Newsroom covers graduate Leeanne O’Brien’s win in NZ’s richest short story award, the 2022 Sargeson prize worth $10,000 here
Sunday Star Times and Stuff run a story on Creative Hub graduates who were energised to start their novels during the Covid lock-downs here
Newsroom run stories in April 2020 from our graduates Dr Himali McInnes, and Dr Eileen Merriman, on their work on the Covid front line here
Stuff on Jill Varani’s first prize in the Dec 2019 Sunday Star Times Short Story Award here.
Scoop reports our three prize-winners in the Sunday Star Times Short Story Award, December 2018: ‘Small Writing Centre Sweeps Board in National Fiction Award’ … read story
National Radio’s Karyn Hay talks to Creative Hub Director John Cranna, about the vision that has made the Creative Hub NZ’s most successful independent writing centre … here
Hub Director John Cranna was interviewed by National Radio’s Lynn Freeman about running creative writing workshops for marginalised youth in the Far North. Listen here.
Our graduate Karen Mills’ novel Tasting Stars was widely profiled on TV and in the national media in August 2017. You can read her interview in the Women’s Weekly here.
Fiona Sussman won the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. You can read and interview with her in the Sunday Star Times here
Graduate Eileen Merriman’s novel Pieces of You was published by Penguin Random House in 2017. You can listen to her interview on Radio New Zealand.
Read an account by Kathryn van Beek of her experiences on our 30 Week Fiction Course, published on ‘Elsewhere’ blog, hosted by Graham Reid, former music editor of the NZ Herald.
Listen to a National Radio interview with Creative Hub director John Cranna, and students on the Advanced Fiction Course he