The Best Books of 2017 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 2018
The winners have been announced at the Auckland Writers Festival, which marks the 50th anniversary of the national literary prize.
Fiction (The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize)
The new animals by Pip Adam - Winner
Baby by Annaleese Jochems
Salt picnic by Patrick Evans
Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam
General Non-fiction (The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award)
Dancing with the King: the rise and fall of the King Country, 1864-1885 by Michael Belgrave
Tears of Rangi by Anne Salmond
Drawn out: a seriously funny memoir by Tom Scott
Driving to Treblinka: a long search for a lost father by Diana Wichtel - Winner
Tōtara: a natural and cultural history by Philip Simpson
Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds by Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins - Winner
Gordon Walters: New Vision by Zara Stanhope, Lucy Hammonds, Laurence Simmons, Julia Waite
The Face of Nature: An Environmental History of the Otago Peninsula by Jonathan West
The yield by Sue Wootton
Night horse by Elizabeth Smither - Winner
Anchor Stone by Tony Beyer
Rāwāhi by Briar Wood
Last Reviewed: 02/08/2018