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Finalists announced for NZ’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

The finalists have been announced for New Zealand’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards for 2017.

The finalists in the two categories are:

Published book

  • Spilt Milk Yoga: A Guided Self-inquiry to Finding Your Own Wisdom, Joy and Purpose through Motherhood (Cathryn Monro, Familius)
  • Beloved (Emma Farry, Be Loved Press)
  • Death Expands Us: An Honest Account of Grief and How to Rise Above It (Stephanie Harris, Lion Crest Publishing)
  • Twenty-One Elephants: Leaving Religion for the Reckless Way of Jesus (Scottie Reeve, self-published)
  • Reality in Reflection: A Journey Towards Holistic Living (Sangeeta Sharma, Blurb)

Unpublished manuscript

  • Terence Green for ‘Wisdom’s Lament: A History of God and Science in the Modern Age’
  • Caryl Haley for ‘The Splendour of Light’
  • Hugh Major for ‘Out of the Mouths of Fishes’
  • Jeremy Cole for ‘Divine Laziness: The Art of Living Effortlessly’
  • Ellaine Millard for ‘A New Mystic’s Teaching & Testimony on Holistic Faith: Integrated Healing of Body, Soul & Spirit through Information Theory’.

The winners will be announced in Auckland on 18 August and will receive NZ$10,000 (A$9555) each. The awards were established in 1999 with a bequest from the late businessman Ashton Wylie, and recognise writing in the mind, body, spirit genre.


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