The Best Books of 2018 as decided by readers
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New York Times
The week’s best sellers of combined Print and ebook Fiction. Also available is Non-fiction, Children’s and Monthly Lists, which include Crime, Business, Celebrities, Food and Diet, Science, Travel and Education.
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New Zealand Book Awards
Celebrating excellence and identifying the very best books for adult readers written by New Zealanders. The awards are judged in four main categories: Poetry, Fiction, Illustrated Non-fiction and General Non-fiction.
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
The prize for Fiction is one of the seven that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama and Music. Recognising distinguished Fiction by an American author.
The Man Booker Prize
Leading UK literary prize, awarded each year for the best original novel published in the UK.
Award Winners – Children’s Books
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
These awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage.
The Newbery Medal
Named for eighteenth-century British bookseller, John Newbery this prize is awarded by the American Library Association.
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
The UK’s oldest and most prestigious Children’s Book Awards.
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019
The winners will be announced at the Auckland Writers Festival in May 2019.
Fiction (The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize)
The New Ships by Kate Duignan
The Cage by Lloyd Jones
This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman
All This by Chance by Vincent O’Sullivan
General Non-fiction (The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award)
Hudson & Halls: The Food of Love by Joanne Drayton
Memory Pieces by Maurice Gee
We Can Make a Life by Chessie Henry
With Them Through Hell: New Zealand Medical Services in the First World War by Anna Rogers
Fight for the Forests: The Pivotal Campaigns that Saved New Zealand’s Native Forests by Paul Bensemann
Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor edited by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith
Tatau: A History of Samoan Tattooing by Sean Mallon and Sebastien Galliot
Birdstories: A History of the Birds of New Zealand by Geoff Norman
Are Friends Electric? by Helen Heath
There’s No Place Like the Internet in Springtime by Erik Kennedy
The Facts by Therese Lloyd
Poukahangatus by Tayi Tibble
Last Reviewed: 20/03/2019