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Shock among New Zealand's literary community over a $500,000 grant to a website.
Narrative Muse has been given the cash from the $374 million Cultural Sector Innovation Fund.
The site promises to match people's personalities with stories in book, TV and movie form.
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Author Paula Morris told Andrew Dickens everyone's shocked.
“Why isn’t Creative New Zealand involved in this process? Why is it people at the Ministry who are doing directly?”