Monday, August 24, 2009

Montana New Zealand Book Awards

The winners of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2009 were congratulated at a gala function at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on the evening of Monday 27 July 2009.
The winning books are the judges' picks for the very best of all those published in 2008.
And the winners are...
Montana Medal Winners
Montana Medal For Fiction or Poetry
Novel About My Wife - Emily Perkins
Montana Medal for Non-fiction
Rita Angus: An Artist's Life- Jill Trevelyan
Category Winners
Fiction Winner
Novel About My Wife- Emily Perkins
Fiction Runner-Up
The 10 PM Question - Kate De Goldi
Fiction Runner-Up
Acid Song- Bernard Beckett
Poetry Winner
The Rocky Shore- Jenny Bornholdt
History Winner
Buying the Land, Selling the Land- Richard Boast
Biography Winner
Rita Angus: An Artist's Life- Jill Trevelyan
Environment Winner
A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century- Ian J Graham (Chief Editor)
Lifestyle & Contemporary Culture Winner
Ladies, A Plate: Traditional Home Baking- Alexa Johnston
Illustrative Winner
Len Castle: Making the Molecules Dance - Len Castle
Reference & Anthology Winner
Collected Poems, 1951-2006- CK Stead
Māori Language Award
He Pātaka Kupu: te kai a te rangatira - Māori Language Commission
Readers' Choice Award
The 10 PM Question- Kate De Goldi
New Zealand Society of Authors
Best First Book Awards
NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction
The Rehearsal- Eleanor Catton
NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry
Everything Talks- Sam Sampson
NZSA E. H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-fiction
Mates & Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand- Chris Brickell

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