Timaru Poet Wins Janet Frame Literery Trust Award

August 29, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Books, Library_News, New Zealand | Leave a comment

Timaru poet Rhian Gallagher has been named as the recipient of the 2008 Janet Frame Literary Trust Award. Gallagher will receive a $10,000 grant from an endowment fund set up by Janet Frame to benefit New Zealand writers. The Frame estate times the annual award to commemorate Frame’s birthday, 28 August.

Rhian Gallagher was born in Timaru in 1961. After completing Bill Manhire’s composition course at Victoria University in 1985, she moved to London in 1987. Her first poetry collection, Salt Water Creek (Enitharmon), was published in the UK in 2003, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

Gallagher returned to New Zealand in 2005 and is currently living in Timaru.

Source: Booksellers New Zealand

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