Book Awards

LIANZA 2015 Children and YA Book Award Winners

The LIANZA 2015 Children and Young Adults Book Award winners have been announced.

Singing Home the Whale wins Book of the Year Award

Congratulations to Mandy Hager, winner of the 2015 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, for her excellent YA novel Singing Home the Whale.

The Chimes Nominated for Man Booker Prize 2015

It's great to see another New Zealand novel make the longlist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize!

In 2015 it is the turn of Anna Smaill and her debut novel The Chimes.


Havelock North Teen Finalist in Sunday Star-Times Awards.

Havelock North’s Lucy Bennett has been named runner-up in the secondary school division of the prestigious Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards.

Richard Flanagan Wins the Man Booker Prize - 2014

Congratulations to Richard Flanagan, winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.


BNZ Literary Award Winners 2014

Hawke’s Bay writer, reader and winemaker Tobias Buck has won the coveted 2014 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award for Short Fiction. His story Islands in the Stream was referred to as “challenging and striking” by adjudicator Charlotte Grimshaw.

NZ Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

2014 Winners

Vasanti Unka "The Boring Book" won the Picture Book category. It can't be that boring as it also won the prestigious New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year! 

Congratulations to the winners, indeed all the finalists.


Winners New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014

Congratulations to Jill Trevelyan, Eleanor Catton, Vincent O’Sullivan and Bruce Ansley & Jane Ussher, the winners of the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014!


International Book Awards

Some of the major book awards are listed below.

New Zealand Book Awards

Who won that prize...? 

Links to Literary Awards and Writer's Residency information in New Zealand.

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