From Stuff news:
"The first New Zealand writers to be chosen in a new initiative to celebrate and acknowledge literary success have been announced.
Owen Marshall, Damien Wilkins, Ted Dawe and Martin Edmond are this year's New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) honorary literary fellows.
They were recognised for their outstanding literary achievements in an inaugural Waitangi Day honours list, the society said."
Last time I looked, there were plenty of women as well as men in the "outstanding writers" category. Is this a kind of post-Catton backlash, I wonder? Imagine the outcry if four women had been chosen.