OKHAM Book Awards Finalists 2018

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OKHAM Book Awards Finalists 2018

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.

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See if Salt Picnic is available or place a hold on our catalogue

See if Sodden Downstream is available or place a hold on our catalogue

See if Baby is available or place a hold on our catalogue

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

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See if Rawahi is available or place a hold our Library's catalogue

See if Anchor Stone is available or place a hold our Library's catalogue

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.

See if Tuai, A traveller in two worlds is available or place a hold on our catalogue

See if Totara; A natural and cultural history is available or place a hold on our catalogue

See if Gordon Walters, New Vision is available or place a hold on our catalogue

See if The Face of Nature; An environmental history of the Otago Peninsula is available or place a hold on our catalogue

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

See if Dancing with the King is available or place a hold on our catalogue

See if Tears of Rangi is available or place a hold on our catalogue

See if Drawn Out is available or place a hold on our catalogue

See if Driving to Treblinka is available or place a hold on our catalogue

You can find out more about the OKHAM book awards on their website.

Visit the OKHAM Book Award website

The awards are announced on the 16 May, 2018 at a ceremony in Wellington.