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OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS 2020by

TUESDAY 12 MAY – 7.00-8.30PM

KIRI TE KANAWA THEATRE, AOTEA CENTRE

Hear it first – 2019’s best writing heralded live. The country’s premier literary awards return as the first public event of Festival Week, MC-ed by the inimitable Stacey Morrison.

To begin with, our country’s four Best First Book Award winners (in fiction,

non-fiction, illustrated non-fiction, and poetry) are announced.

And then, the sixteen main awards finalists read their work before the grand winners are announced in each category.

A thrilling evening of literary celebration and anticipation – open to all. 

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

FINALISTS

Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction: Becky Manawatu; Owen Marshall; Carl Shuker; David Vann. 

Mary & Peter Biggs Award for Poetry: Anne Kennedy; Helen Rickerby; Steven Toussaint; Ashleigh Young. 

General Non-Fiction Award: Shayne Carter; Sarah Gaitanos; Paula Green; Sarah Myles. 

Illustrated Non-Fiction Award: Karl Chitham, Kolokesa U Ma - hina-Tuai, Damian Skinner (co-authors); Stephanie Gibson, Matariki Williams, Puawai Cairns (co-authors); Chris McDowall, Tim Denee (co-authors); Justin Paton.