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Friday, October 10, 2008
Honorary doctorate for popular New Zealand author
It’s not often Tessa Duder is lost for words, but the author, editor and playwright admits to being “gobsmacked” when she got word she was being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato. Gobsmacked and honoured. “It’s a huge honour, especially when I see the other writers who’ve been awarded before me – Janet Frame, Don Stafford, Maurice Gee, Margaret Mahy, Michael King. I’m moved and flattered,” she says.