Montana NZ Book Awards finalists

Finalists in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards:

FICTION

The Crocus Hour by Charlotte Randall (Penguin Group New Zealand).

The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton (Victoria University Press).

The 10PM Question by Kate De Goldi (Longacre Press).

Acid Song by Bernard Beckett(Longacre Press).

Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins (Allen & Unwin).

POETRY

Get Some by Sonja Yelich (Auckland University Press).

The Lakes of Mars by Chris Orsman (Auckland University Press).

The Rocky Shore by Jenny Bornholdt (Victoria University Press).

BIOGRAPHY

Rita Angus: An Artist's Life by Jill Trevelyan (Te Papa Press).

The Love School: Personal Essays by Elizabeth Knox (Victoria University Press).

Heaphy by Iain Sharp (Auckland University Press).

ENVIRONMENT

A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century edited by Ian Graham (Geological Society of New Zealand).

Into the Wider World: A Back Country Miscellany by Brian Turner (Random House New Zealand).

Albatross: Their World, Their Ways by Tui De Roy and Mark Jones (David Bateman).

HISTORY

Mates & Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand by Chris Brickell (Random House New Zealand).

First Catch Your Weka: A Story of New Zealand Cooking by David Veart (Auckland University Press).

Buying the Land, Selling the Land by Richard Boast (Victoria University Press).

ILLUSTRATIVE

Peter Peryer: Photographer by Peter Simpson with photos by Peter Peryer (Auckland University Press).

Certain Words Drawn by John Reynolds (Random House New Zealand).

Len Castle: Making the Molecules Dance by Len Castle (Lopdell House Gallery).

LIFESTYLE AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

The Pavlova Story: A Slice of New Zealand's Culinary History by Helen Leach (Otago University Press).

Ladies, A Plate: Traditional Home Baking by Alexa Johnston (Penguin Group New Zealand).

Art Icons of New Zealand: Lines in the Sand by Oliver Stead (David Bateman).

REFERENCE AND ANTHOLOGY

The Painted Garden in New Zealand Art by Christopher Johnstone (Random House New Zealand).

The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield, Volume 5: 1922 edited by Vincent O'Sullivan and Margaret Scott (Oxford University Press).

Collected Poems 1951-2006 by C.K. Stead (Auckland University Press).

NZ SOCIETY OF AUTHORS (NZSA)
BEST FIRST BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS

FICTION

The Year of the Shanghai Shark by Mo Zhi Hong (Penguin Group New Zealand).

Misconduct by Bridget van der Zijpp (Victoria University Press).

The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton (Victoria University Press).

POETRY

Everything Talks by Sam Sampson (Auckland University Press).

The Propaganda Poster Girl by Amy Brown (Victoria University Press).

The World's Fastest Flower by Charlotte Simmonds (Victoria University Press).

NON-FICTION

First Catch Your Weka: A Story of New Zealand Cooking by David Veart (Auckland University Press).

Mates & Lovers: A Gay History of New Zealand by Chris Brickell (Random House New Zealand).

Nga Tama Toa, The Price of Citizenship - C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945 by Monty Soutar (David Bateman).

- NZPA

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