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NZSA Best First Book Awards winners announced

The winners of this year’s New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Best First Book Awards have been announced.

The winning titles in each of the categories are:

Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction

  • Wulf (Hamish Clayton, Penguin New Zealand) 

 

NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry

  • Briefcase (John Adams, Auckland University Press)

 

NZSA E H McCormack Best First Book Award for Nonfiction

  • New Zealand by Design (Michael Smythe, Random House New Zealand).

 

Each of the winners will receive a cash prize of NZ$2500 (A$1930).

The NZSA Best First Book Awards are part of New Zealand Post Book Awards, the finalists for which will be announced on 6 June. The winners of the New Zealand Post Book Awards will be announced on 1 August.

For more information about the NZSA Best First Book Awards and the New Zealand Post Book Awards, visit the Booksellers New Zealand website here.

 

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