Author(s): Huia Press editors
Here are the best short stories as and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Maori Writers 2009, as judged by David Geary, Julian Wilcox and Briar Grace-Smith. For over ten years the Maori Literature Trust and Huia Publishers have been organising this unique and increasingly popular biennial writing competition, producing award-winning Maori writers. The awards and their subsequent publications have become well-known and much-anticipated as they bring more undiscovered gems to the attention of the New Zealand reading public. Past winners and finalists include James George, Briar Grace-Smith, Isabel Waiti-Mulholland, Kelly AnaMorey and Paula Morris.
Jacquie McRae -- Rob Tuwhare -- Ann French -- Puna Heremaia -- Raschel-Miette -- Glenis Philip-Barbara -- Robert Madden -- Kim Torrez -- Wendy French -- Whai Conroy -- K-T Harrison -- Justine Murray -- Charlie Holland -- Kelly Joseph -- Piripi Evans -- Tina Makereti -- Peter Waaka -- Paul Gilbert -- Marama Salsano -- Rawinia Parata.