2019 Funding applications are now open

Visit the Funding page to view funding criteria and complete a preliminary application.  Applications close Friday 24 May.

Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize

For a writer of contemporary adult fiction.

An annual award of more than $50,000 for the best contemporary adult fiction novel is announced each May at the Ockham NZ Book Awards. Further information on how to apply is available through the NZ Book Awards Trust at www.nzbookawards.nz.


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2018 winner Pip Adam, author of The New Animals, with Acorn Donor and Community Engagement Manager, Margot McCool and former Acorn GM, Nicky Wilkins.