Local Author Kura Carpenter wins the coveted Sir Julius Vogel Award

Local author, Kura Carpenter has won the award for Best New Talent in the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards which were declared over the Queen’s Birthday weekend.


The Sir Julius Vogel awards were announced at GeyserCon, New Zealand’s 4oth National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.

Kura’s debut novel, The KingFisher’s Debt, an urban fantasy novel set in Dunedin, was released in 2018 to wide acclaim.

Well done Kura! What a fantastic achievement for this up and coming local talent. Can’t wait to see what she produces next.

If you haven’t already read The KingFisher’s Debt, do yourself a favour, get a copy and see why Kura so richly deserves this recognition.

Click here for a full list of all the award winners.