ANZL Fellow Dr Patricia Grace has been granted the Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi 2016 supreme award/Te Tohu Aroha mo Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu. Patricia is widely recognised as a key figure in the emergence of Maori fiction in English since the 1970s. Her work, expressive of Maori consciousness and values, is distinguished also for the variety of Maori people and ways of life it portrays.

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