OKHAM Book Awards Finalists 2018
The finalists in the OKHAM New Zealand Book awards for 2018 have been announced.
In its 50th year (under different guises), there are four main categories in the awards, Fiction, Poetry, General Non-Fiction and Illustrated Non-Fiction.
Up for grabs are also four first book awards and a Māori Language Award for books written entirely in Te Reo Māori, awarded at the judges discretion.
The Fiction titles are The New Animals by Pip Adam, Salt Picnic by Patrick Evans, Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam and Baby by Annaleese Jochems.
In the poetry section, finalists are Night Horse by Elizabeth Smither, Rawahi by Briar Wood, The Yield by Sue Wooton and Anchor Stone by Tony Beyer
The Illustrated Non-fiction titles are Tuai, A traveller in two worlds by Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins, Totara; A natural and cultural history by Philip Simpson, Gordon Walters, New Vision by Zara Stanhope (Commissioning Editor), Lucy Hammonds, Laurence Simmons and Julia Waite, and The Face of Nature; An environmental history of the Otago Peninsula by Jonathan West.
The Finalists in the General Non Fiction are – Dancing with the King; The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885 by Michael Belgrave, Tears of Rangi; Experiments across worlds by Anne Salmond, Drawn Out; A seriously funny memoir by Tom Scott, Driving to Treblinka; A long search for a lost father by Diana Witchel
You can find out more about the OKHAM book awards on their website.
The awards are announced on the 16 May, 2018 at a ceremony in Wellington.