Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced
The shortlists for the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced.
The shortlisted titles in each category are:
- Auē (Becky Manawatu, Mākaro Press)
- Pearly Gates (Owen Marshall, Vintage)
- A Mistake (Carl Shuker, Victoria University Press)
- Halibut on the Moon (David Vann, Text)
- Dead People I Have Known (Shayne Carter, Victoria University Press)
- Shirley Smith: An examined life (Sarah Gaitanos, Victoria University Press)
- Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand women’s poetry (Paula Green, Massey University Press)
- Towards the Mountain: A story of grief and hope forty years on from Erebus (Sarah Myles, A&U)
- Moth Hour (Anne Kennedy, Auckland University Press)
- How to Live (Helen Rickerby, Auckland University Press)
- Lay Studies (Steven Toussaint, Victoria University Press)
- How I Get Ready (Ashleigh Young, Victoria University Press)
- Crafting Aotearoa: A cultural history of making in New Zealand and the wider Moana Oceania (ed by Karl Chitham, Kolokesa U Māhina-Tuai, Damian Skinner, Te Papa Press)
- Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of resistance, persistence and defiance (ed by Stephanie Gordon, Matariki Williams & Puawai Cairns, Te Papa Press)
- We Are Here: An atlas of Aotearoa (Chris McDowall & Tim Denee, Massey University Press)
- McCahon Country (Justin Paton, PRH).
The shortlisted titles were chosen from longlists announced in January. The winner of the fiction award receives NZ$55,000 (A$53,180), while the other category winners each receive NZ$10,000 (A$9670).
The winners—including the Best First Book Awards and a Māori Language Award—will be announced at a ceremony on 12 May.
For more information about the New Zealand Book Awards, visit the website.
Image via New Zealand Book Awards Trust