Author makes it to shortlist
Lynfield resident Mike Ansari has made the shortlist for The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award.
Ansari, one of several others on the shortlist, is one step closer to gaining national recognition and a $10,000 prize.
Ansari was third last year in the unpublished manuscript category for his work The Perfect I.
He has re-entered it this year as published.
The nationwide writing competition recognises talent in the ‘‘mind, body, spirit’’ genre.
An awards evening will be held at the Hopetoun Alpha historic building in Auckland on August 15.