The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Congratulations to the Winners!

The shortlist for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, released 3 March, is a dazzling reflection of the robust, innovative literature scene of Aotearoa New Zealand, revealing a deeper engagement with our culturally diverse society.

The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Longlist was announced 28 January. Books that explore issues of identity, domestic life, war, food, our natural world and our people were among the 40 works of poetry, prose and non-fiction longlisted for 2021.