Press and Media


#DVPit Connects NZ Author with Writing Community and Literary Agent, Carrie Pestritto

Article published on Publisher's Weekly, 4 February 2019

“Writer Graci Kim says that she had “nothing to lose and everything to gain” by participating in #DVPit—especially because Kim, who is of Korean-Kiwi heritage, lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Recalling how eager she was to “tackle” the U.S. market to find an agent and then a publisher for her YA novel, The Last Fallen Star, she admits to having no idea where to begin making the necessary contacts. “I considered my background an obstacle to getting published,” she says. “After all, marginalized voices have historically been underrepresented in publishing.””

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8 April 2018

“The Storylines Tessa Duder Award is open to all New Zealand writers and is made biennially, when merited, to the New Zealand author of an unpublished work of fiction for young adults aged 13 and above.”

“The Storylines Tessa Duder Award was inaugurated in 2010 in association with HarperCollins Publishers. It is now sponsored by Walker Books Australia. The award recognises Tessa Duder's outstanding contribution to children's literature, both in her publishing output and her tireless work to promote children's books and publishing.”

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INTERVIEW WITH THE sapling: a website dedicated to celebrating children’s books

27 April 2018

“Today we're delighted to introduce Graci Goldhart, a Young Adult writer, diplomat, and one of the founders of #LoveAtFirstChapter.”

“Kia ora Graci! After reading your website, I don't know whether to begin with dogs, coffee, diplomacy, Korean folklore or the cool mentoring programme for writers you've been involved in. Let's go backwards, shall we, and start with #LoveAtFirstChapter - what's that all about?”

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