THE PNG Crocodile Prize for Literature is shaping up as an internationally recognised annual literary competition with all the trappings that come with that sort of status, including prestige.
This year, with the inclusion of a prize for a published book, we are encroaching on the hallowed ground hitherto reserved for the likes of UK’s Booker and Australia’s Miles Franklin awards.
Don’t laugh! We’ve got the entries to prove it. I think that gives us a licence to blow our trumpet a bit.
And yet the Papua New Guinean government continues to ignore us. Silly people!