|Awards:||Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Winner - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.|
At the heart of Catherine Chidgey's extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation's dream. It's 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mecha... read more
Catherine Chidgey’s The Wish Child is a stunning portrayal of war-time Germany through the eyes of two children, Sieglinde, from a middle-class family in Berlin, and Erich, from a farm near Leipzig. Theirs is a story of secrets, fear and... read more
The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize: The Wish Child by Catherine Chidgey
Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction: Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young
Illustrated Non-Fiction: A History of New Zealand Women by Barbara Brookes
Poetry: Fits & Starts by Andrew Johnston
Best First Book Awards:
Illustrated Non-Fiction: A Whakapapa of Tradition: 100 Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930 by Ngarino Ellis
Poetry: Hera Lindsay Bird by Hera Lindsay Bird
General Non-Fiction: My Father's Island by Adam Dudding
Fiction: Black Ice Matter by Gina Cole
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