OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS 2017
An auspicious all-welcome gathering to honour the best New Zealand fiction, non-fiction, illustrated non-fiction, and poetry published in 2016. All 16 finalists, and the four Best First Book Award winners, read from their work before the grand winners are announced in this lively celebration of our literary mother lode. MC-ed by author and comedian Michele A’Court.
Note: This session may be selected as part of a concession pass.
Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize:
Catherine Chidgey; Owen Marshall; Emma Neale; C.K. Stead.
Tusiata Avia; Hera Lindsay Bird; Andrew Johnston; Gregory Kan.
Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction:
Anthony Byrt; Adam Dudding; Ben Schrader; Ashleigh Young.
Illustrated Non-Fiction Award:
Barbara Brookes; Warren Moran; Clare McIntosh and Zara Stanhope (Editors); Peter Simpson.