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The Ockham Award Longlists have been announced for 2019.
Established in 1968, in their current format these annual awards offer four principal prizes: the Poetry Award, the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the Illustrated Non-Fiction Award and the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction. There are also four Best First Book awards, and a Māori language award for books written entirely in te reo Māori, awarded at the judges’ discretion.
A longlist is announced in late January, and a shortlist is released in early March. The awards event is held in May each year.
Please note that Waimakariri Libraries may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
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