21 Oct 2009

Wellington playwright wins literary award

9:51 pm on 21 October 2009

A Wellington playwright has been announced the winner of the 2010 New Zealand Post Mansfield literary prize.

Ken Duncum is the 40th New Zealander to be awarded the $100,000 scholarship, formerly known as the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship.

The prize provides an opportunity for writers to work at the Villa Isola Bella in France where famed writer Katherine Mansfield lived and wrote in the early 1900s .

Mr Duncum has been writing for theatre and television for more than 20 years and is the Director of Scriptwriting at Victoria University's International Institute of Modern Letters.