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Event 02


New Zealand’s national book awards are turning 50, and we invite you to a glittering event to honour 16 finalists across fiction, non-fiction, illustrated non-fiction, and poetry categories, as well as the four Best First Book Award winners. We will also be looking back on the feted stars of yesteryear. MC-ed by Stacey Morrison.

Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: Pip Adam; Patrick Evans; Brannavan Gnanalingam; Annaleese Jochems.

Poetry Award: Tony Beyer; Elizabeth Smither; Briar Wood; Sue Wootton.

Royal Society Te Aparāngi Award for General Non-Fiction: Michael Belgrave; Anne Salmond; Tom Scott; Diana Wichtel.

Illustrated Non-Fiction Award: Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins; Philip Simpson; Zara Stanhope (editor), Lucy Hammonds, Laurence Simmons and Julia Waite; Jonathan West.

Note: This session can be included in concession pass selections.