Taxpayer Funded Middle Finger From Eleanor Catton
28 JANUARY 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning Man Booker prize winner Eleanor Catton’s comments regarding the Government’s support of the arts given
the substantial support she has personally received from taxpayers.
Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:
“Some might question why Ms Catton would have a go at New Zealand when it's Kiwi taxpayers who have largely funded her
education and career. For example, Ms Catton's most notable work, The Luminaries, was completed while being on a six-month residency funded by Creative New Zealand."
"If Ms Catton isn’t thankful for the substantial support by the New Zealand Government while she wrote The Luminaries,
maybe she could use some of the substantial royalties to pay the money back."
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
New Zealand's grassroots campaign for lower taxes and less government waste
The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is an independent activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in
the corridors of power. It's here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their
tax dollar. New Zealanders are invited to join and donate at http://taxpayers.org.nz