Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Published: 10-Mar-2017

2017 Finalists announced. Your next favourite read could be found inside.

Ockham Awards 

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust has announced the 16 finalists in the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Drawn from an entry field of more than 150 books, and a longlist of 40 titles across the four categories, these books demonstrate the vigour, courage, determination, skill and cultural significance of this country’s literature. For any titles we don't already have, keep your eye out as we will most likely be purchasing them! 

The 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards finalist titles are:

ACORN FOUNDATION FICTION PRIZE

·The Wish Child by Catherine Chidgey (Victoria University Press)

·Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall (Vintage, Penguin Random House)

·Billy Bird by Emma Neale (Vintage, Penguin Random House)

·The Name on the Door is Not Mine by C.K. Stead (Allen & Unwin)

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·Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avia (Victoria University Press)

·Hera Lindsay Bird by Hera Lindsay Bird (Victoria University Press)

·Fits & Starts by Andrew Johnston (Victoria University Press)

·This Paper Boat by Gregory Kan (Auckland University Press)

ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION

·A History of New Zealand Women by Barbara Brookes (Bridget Williams Books)

·New Zealand Wine: The Land, the Vines, the People by Warren Moran (Auckland University Press)

·Ann Shelton: Dark Matter, edited by Zara Stanhope and managing editor Clare McIntosh (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki)

·Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953 by Peter Simpson (Auckland University Press)

ROYAL SOCIETY TE APĀRANGI AWARD FOR GENERAL NON-FICTION

·This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art by Anthony Byrt (Auckland University Press)

·My Father’s Island by Adam Dudding (Victoria University Press)

·The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities, 1840-1920 by Ben Schrader (Bridget Williams Books)

·Can You Tolerate This? By Ashleigh Young (Victoria University Press)