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Outcry Over $500k Grant for ‘Matchmaking Books Site’

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A large government grant to a “matchmaking books site” has shocked many in the literary community in Aotearoa.

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is providing $500,000 to an company called Narrative Muse as part of the $374 million Covid recovery package for the arts sector.

Steve Braunias, writer and editor of Newsroom’s books section, has written about the response and joins Jesse to discuss.

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