Awards & prizes

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Category:

 Novel

Awards:Shortlisted for Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018

"Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen when her bootcamp instructor, the striking Anahera, suggests they run away together. With stolen money and a dog in tow they buy Baby', an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in ... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561667
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Annaleese Jochems
: F
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Baby
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Politics

Awards:Shortlisted for 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.

Tom Scott is a political commentator, political cartoonist, satirist, scriptwriter, playwright, raconteur and funny man. He's been drawing political cartoons for Wellington's Dominion Post since 1988, was in the Press Gallery and was famously banned by PM Muldoon. H... read more

General Fields
: 9781877505911
: Allen & Unwin
: Allen & Unwin
: 234mm X 153mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Tom Scott
: 233
: 741.58092
: English
: Hardback
: books
Drawn out: A Seriously Funny Memoir
$45.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 History

Awards:Shortlisted for 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.

As a young child Diana Wichtel is brought up in Vancouver, Canada. Her mother is a Catholic New Zealander, her father a Polish Jew who miraculously survived the Holocaust. When she's thirteen, her life changes dramatically as her mother whisks her a... read more

“It is not you who will speak; let the disaster speak in you, even if it be by your forgetfulness or silence,” wrote Maurice Blanchot in The Writing of the Disaster. When Diana Wichtel was twelve she moved from Canada to New Zealand with her mother ... read more

General Fields
: 9781927249406
: Awa Press
: Awa Press
: 214mm X 146mm X 19mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Diana Wichtel
: 288
: 940.5318092
: English
: Paperback
: books
Driving To Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father
$45.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Novel

Awards:Shortlisted for Ockhams Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018

`All the time on the island there had been something she was looking for. She knew she had to keep this in mind, and that she'd know what it was when she found it. Whatever it proved to be.' It's 1956 and Iola arrives on the island of Ibiza, on the fringes of Franco's Spain, with little more... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561698
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Patrick Evans
: F
: 352
: 823.2
: Paperback
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Salt Picnic
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Novel

Awards:Shortlisted for Ockhams Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018

Carla, Sharon and Duey have worked in fashion for longer than they care to remember. For them, there's nothing new under the sun. They're Generation X: tired, cynical and sick of being used. Tommy, Cal and Kurt are millennials. They've come from nowhere, but with their monied families be... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561162
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
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: Pip Adam
: F
: 224
: English
: Paperback
: books
The New Animals
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Literature

Awards:Long-listed for Baillie Gifford Prize 2017.

Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures ... read more

General Fields
: 9780571269549
: Faber & Faber
: Faber & Faber
: 234mm X 156mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Jenny Uglow
: 608
: 821.8
: English
: Main
: Hardback
: books
Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
$55.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 History

Awards:Shortisted for the 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.

After the battle of Orakau in 1864 and the end of the war in the Waikato, Tawhiao, the second Maori King, and his supporters were forced into an armed isolation in the Rohe Potae, the King Country. For the next twenty years, the Kin... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408695
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 240mm X 170mm
Special Fields
: Michael Belgrave
: HB
: 436
: 993.302
: English
: Hardback
: books
Dancing with the King: The rise and fall of the King Country, 1864-1885
$65.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Novel

Two music producers pack up their studio along with their dreams of ever making it in the industry after too many bands fail to pay their bills A woman takes up an invitation to visit an ex-lover in Arizona, only to find his apartment is no bigger than a motel room A former drama student ... read more

General Fields
: 9781905583447
: Comma Press
: Comma Press
: 198mm X 129mm X 11mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Larissa Boehning
: 144
: 833.92
: Paperback
: books
Swallow Summer
$18.00(NZD) inc GST
save $6.00(NZD) (25%) $24.00(NZD)
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Category:

 Art

Awards:Shortlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018

A substantial publication, Gordon Walters : New Vision, is being co-published by Auckland Art Gallery and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to mark the occasion of this exhibition.


Gordon Walters was one of New Zealand’s foremost abstract painters. His legacy in New Zealand art and design is considered by many to be unparalleled. Over a career spanning 50 years he produced artwork of great refinement and exactitude. Although best known for his mesmeri... read more

General Fields
: 9780864633156
: Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
: Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
Special Fields
: Lucy Hammonds; Julia Waite; Laurence Simmons
: 244
: Hardback
: books
Gordon Walters: New Vision
$79.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Religion

Awards:COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER 2017

In the vein of Bad Blood and Why be Happy when you can be Normal?: an enthralling, at times shocking, and deeply personal family memoir of growing up in, and breaking away from, a fundamentalist Christian cult.
'At university when I made new friends and confidantes, I couldn... read more

Novelist Rebecca Stott was born into an Exclusive Brethren household. In this memoir she reveals the impact of her early life on herself and her family; in particular this is also Roger her father's story. Stott family had been Brethren for four generations, her father was a preac... read more

General Fields
: 9780008209193
: HarperCollins Publishers
: Fourth Estate Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm X 26mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Rebecca Stott
: 400
: 920
: English
: Paperback
: books
In the Days of Rain
$28.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Jesse Mckay Best First Book Award for Poetry - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog... or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert... this is at once an intelligent and compelling fantasy of tenderness... heartbreaking a... read more

Before this book was published I was asked to interview Hera at last year’s Nelson Readers and Writers Festival. She had already achieved an enviable notoriety through the publication of some of her poems on-line, but by the time of the festival she had burst fully and extravagant... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560714
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 21.00 cmmm X 16.50 cmmm
Special Fields
: Hera Lindsay Bird
: F
: 112
: 821.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
Hera Lindsay Bird
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Novel

Awards:Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Winner - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Winner of the New Zealand Book Awards Fiction prize Germany, 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Siggi lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words ('promise', 'love',... 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 overwhelming loyalty – for both the right and wr... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560622
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Catherine Chidgey
: F
: 384
: 823.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
The Wish Child
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
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