The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards' winners were announced at an in-person ceremony in Auckland on Wednesday 11 May. Our congratulations to the authors, many of whom we've interviewed for the Journal, but also to the publishers who brought their books to life and the sponsors who make such celebrations possible.
Here are the country's best books...
Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction Kurangaituku by Whiti Hereaka
General Non-Fiction Award Voices from the New Zealand Wars | He Reo no nga Pakanga o Aotearoa by Vincent O'Malley
Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry Tumble by Joanna Preston
Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction Dressed by Claire Regnault
WINNERS CRYSTAL ARTS TRUST BEST FIRST BOOK AWARDS 2022
Dazzling and diverse writing that reveals and reflects our changing world is the hallmark of the sixteen shortlisted titles in the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, announced Wednesday 2 March! The winners will be revealed Wednesday 11 May.
LONGLISTED TITLES 2022
Books exploring politics, fashion, social change, war, contested histories and family relationships sit alongside works celebrating our natural world and the enduring legacies of our activists and artists in the longlists for the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
JANN MEDLICOTT ACORN PRIZE FOR FICTION
GENERAL NON-FICTION AWARD
MARY AND PETER BIGGS AWARD FOR POETRY
BOOKSELLERS AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION