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Event 40

THE STATE WE’RE IN: OCKHAM AWARD WINNERS SESSION

Hear the four newly minted category winners of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards discuss the state of our nation and whether it is the role and duty of a writer to be its conscience and critic. Chaired by Frances Walsh.

NB: The award ceremony on Tuesday 16 May is open to the public and is eligible for concession pass selection.

Finalists:

Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize:

Catherine Chidgey; Owen Marshall; Emma Neale; C.K. Stead.

Poetry Award:

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.