finalists announced earlier this year, the winners have been selected for these prestigious literary awards.
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Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – Winners Announced
From the finalists announced earlier this year, the winners have been selected for these prestigious literary awards.
Wellington writer, Pip Adam won the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for her novel “The new animals”, a parody of the Auckland fashion scene.
Listener journalist Diana Wichtel won the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction for her memoir “Driving to Treblinka: A long search for a lost father” - a family story, but one which shines a light on the vestiges of anti-Semitism that linger in Europe today.
Elizabeth Smither won the Poetry category – an honour bestowed on her twice before – with her collection “Night Horse”.
Finally, Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins won the Illustrated Non-Fiction category for their work “Tuai: A traveller in two worlds” which presents an evocative picture of young Māori travelling to England.
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