Paula Morris, 'Imperial World: the Politics of International Book Prizes'
Novelist and short story writer, Paula Morris, is writer-in-residence at the University of Sheffield. She wants to persuade southern hemisphere writers to devise an alternative to the London publishing prize domination of, for instance, the Man Booker International Award or the US Pulitzer Prize in order to give Pacific, South Asian and South American writers more chances for the sales and opportunities that come from winning prizes, particularly when the Commonwealth Prize is now limited to short stories only.
Paula Morris (Ngati Wai) will in March move back to New Zealand to teach creative writing at Auckland University. Her last novel, Rangatira, won the fiction category of the New Zealand Post Book Awards and the Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards in 2011.