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Lifetime Honour for Inspired Speculator

The New Zealand Writers Guild is proud to present renowned writer Anthony McCarten with a Lifetime Membership Award for services to the New Zealand script writing community. The Lifetime Membership Award – in association with Circa and Playmarket – will be presented to Anthony at a NZ Festival Writers Week event this weekend in Wellington.

Anthony’s career has been broad and rich with acclaim – beginning in journalism and voyaging through novels, plays, screen adaptations and producing. Anthony is a Literary Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Authors, and has enjoyed wide success as a novelist, picking up several prestigious awards. Screen adaptations of several of his own works have met with wide success.

Recent stratospheric successes with The Theory of Everything – on which McCarten was project initiator, screenwriter and producer – include BAFTA wins and Oscar nominations. Among Anthony’s other most notable successes is the penning of Ladies Night – New Zealand’s most commercially successful play of all time and winner of the coveted Molière Prize (France).

This Lifetime Membership Award is intended to celebrate Anthony’s achievements as a script writer and highlight his services to the industry. His drive and passion shine a light on New Zealand creativity and screenwriting. The Award will be presented by NZWG President, Pip Hall and Vice President, Steve Barr at The Theory of Anthony, NZ Festival Writers Week event.

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