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2017 Finalists announced. Your next favourite read could be found inside.
The New Zealand
Book Awards Trust has announced the 16 finalists in the 2017 Ockham New Zealand
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!
ACORN FOUNDATION FICTION PRIZE
·The Wish Child by Catherine Chidgey (Victoria University
·Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall (Vintage, Penguin
·Billy Bird by Emma Neale (Vintage, Penguin Random
·The Name on the Door is
Not Mine by C.K.
Stead (Allen & Unwin)
·Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avia (Victoria
·Hera Lindsay Bird by Hera Lindsay Bird (Victoria University
·Fits & Starts by Andrew Johnston (Victoria
·This Paper Boat by Gregory Kan (Auckland University
·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
·The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities, 1840-1920 by
Ben Schrader (Bridget Williams Books)
·Can You Tolerate This? By Ashleigh Young (Victoria University