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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.
Top selling New Zealand Fiction and Non-fiction for Adults, Children’s and Teens. You’ll also find lists of International Top 10 sales from New Zealand booksellers.
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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 longlist 2018
Forty books traversing the cultural, historic, artistic and social landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand have made the longlist for the prestigious Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. The shortlist will be announced on 6 March 2018 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 15 at the Auckland Writers Festival.
Fiction (The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize)
The new animals by Pip Adam
The beat of the pendulum by Catherine Chidgey
Heloise by Mandy Hager
Iceland by Dominic Hoey
Baby by Annaleese Jochems
Tess by Kirsten McDougall
Five strings by Apirana Taylor
The earth cries out by Bonnie Etherington
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
Fearless: the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand’s Great War airmen by Adam Claasen
Phoney wars: New Zealand society in the Second World War by Stevan Eldred-Grigg
The 9th floor: conversations with five New Zealand prime ministers by Guyon Espiner
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
A strange and beautiful excitement: Katherine Mansfield’s Wellington, 1888-1903 by Redmer Yska
Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu edited by Helen Brown and Takerei Norton
Cleansing the Colony: Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen’s Land by Kristyn Harman
Ten x ten: art at Te Papa by Athol McCredie
Good-bye Māoriland: the songs and sounds of New Zealand’s Great War by Chris Bourke
Tōtara: a natural and cultural history by Philip Simpson
Undreamed of… : 50 years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship by Priscilla Pitts
New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the Art of Museum Diplomacy edited by James Beattie and Richard Bullen
Strangers Arrive: Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980 by Leonard Bell
Teenagers: The Rise of Youth Culture in New Zealand by Chris Brickell
Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds by Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins
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
The internet of things by Kate Camp
Night horse by Elizabeth Smither
Flow: Whanganui River Poems by Airini Beautrais
Anchor Stone by Tony Beyer
The Ones Who Keep Quiet by David Howard
Tightrope by Selina Tusitala Marsh
Fully Clothed and So Forgetful by Hannah Mettner
What is Left Behind by Tom Weston
Rāwāhi by Briar Wood
Last Reviewed: 20/10/2017