Hagley Graduates listed in Cathay Pacific Travel media awards

Congratulations to Linda Moser for winning the New Travel Writer of the Year for a marvellous story she wrote about travelling to Ireland and getting married there. Judge Steve Braunias commented that ‘‘It was almost unfair that Linda Moser entered a category which is generally a place where naif writers – enthusiasts, amateurs, first timers – come to tell stories with energy but perhaps not a lot of craft. But her story about a wedding in Ireland was exquisitely crafted, beautifully told, and just plain better than many professional travel writers could ever hope to achieve. It’s brilliant and I would like to read it published.” You can read her winning story here

Laura Borrowdale was listed as a runner-up in the Best Travel Story about NZ.

Both are graduates of the Writers’ Institute and both teach English at Hagley College.

We are delighted for them both


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