Newspaper Article 1998 – Writer honoured

Writer honoured

Two cat stories have earned litterary accolades for Norsewood writer Lyn McConchie.

She has received two international awards funded by Johnny Cat, a brand name for a type of cat litter distributed in North America.

She is the first New Zealander to win the awards, which attracted 150 cat writers from a range of countries. She is also the only New Zealander to be a member of the International Cat Writers’ Association, which announced the award in a newsletter.

Her success comes on the heels of her recognition as a writer of troll stories. She has written two stories about Norsewood troll Olaf.

She is also an established writer of science fiction and fantasy stories, the genre used for her latest win.

Photo caption – Lyn McConchie

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13 January 1998

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The Hawke's Bay Herald-Tribune


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