Creative New Zealand funding for third novel

I’m delighted, honoured and relieved to have been awarded a Creative New Zealand Arts Grant in the March/May 2017 funding round, to work on my third novel.

In a news post today on the results of the funding round, Creative New Zealand said:

Creative New Zealand has awarded 92 grants worth a total $2,032,544 in its latest Arts Grants funding round. In total $7,486,318 was requested by 248 applicants.

My grant is one of 17 awarded for Literature in this Arts Grants round. I’m funded ‘towards researching and writing the first draft of a novel, Wonderland’. I’m enormously grateful for this funding, which will let me focus the majority of my time for a period of ten months from 1 July 2017 on the project.