New Zealand Heritage Book & Writing Awards

Announcing the Shortlists for the 2017 NZ Heritage Book Awards and Writing Competitions…

Shortlisted Novels

Decline & Fall on Savage Street, by Fiona Farrell

Good Sons: A Novel of the Great War, by Greg Hall
Mary Egan Publishing.

Daylight Second, by Kelly Ana Morey
Harper Collins.

Leap of Faith, by Jenny Pattrick

Through the Lonesome Dark, by Paddy Richardson
Upstart Press.

Lewisville, by Alexandra Tidswell
Submarine/Makaro Press.

Shortlisted Non-fiction Books

Tuai: Traveller in Two Worlds, by Alison Jones and Kuini Kaa Jenkins.
Bridget Williams Books.

New Zealand’s Rivers: An Environmental history, by Catherine Knight.
Canterbury University Press.

Voices of Belonging: A History of Clevedon – Te Wairoa, by Jessie Munro.
Steele Roberts.

The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, by Vincent O’Malley
Bridget Williams Books.

Head of the Harbour: A history of Governor’s Bay, Ohinetahi, Allandale and Teddington, by Jane Robertson.
Published by Philip King.

The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities 1840-1920, by Ben Schrader.
Bridget Williams Books.


Shortlisted Poetry

Ancestors by Ross Henderson

Reading the Sky by Janet Wainscott

But he was Frank by Mark Anthony Houlahan

The Passage South by Tim Jones

The Place of Starting Over by Tracy Chollet

Pilgrim’s Progression by Tony Hampton


Shortlisted Short Prose

Arrival in Otakou by Melanie Dixon

Time is a River and I Am a Net by Jessica Maclean

On Tokatoka Hill by Caroline Barron

Pioneer Woman by Diana Duckworth

Lands of No Return by Coral Atkinson

A Gift of Life by Jenny Haworth


Congratulations to you all! Please join us for the prizegiving on 18 October, at The Malthouse Theatre, to celebrate NZ Heritage and Literature with the judges and the Canterbury Branch of the NZ Society of Authors! Check out the event here.



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