Awards & prizes

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Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:Near Fine
Awards:Winner of The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018 - Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards

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 famil... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561162
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: ---length:- '8.25'width:- '5.25'units:- Inches
Special Fields
: Pip Adam
: Paperback
: 1st Edition
: English
: 224
: F
: books
The New Animals
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Novel

Awards:A Winner in Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Best First Book Award for Fiction 2018

A Winner in Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Best First Book Award for Fiction 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 b... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561667
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Annaleese Jochems
: Paperback
: .
: 0
: F
: books
Baby
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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
: Hardback
: English
: 993.302
: 436
: HB
: books
Dancing with the King: The rise and fall of the King Country, 1864-1885
$65.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:Very Good
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
: Paperback
: Reprint
: en
: 821.92
: 112
: F
: books
Hera Lindsay Bird
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Shortlisted for Ockhams NZ Book Awards Poetry Prize 2018

Wootton addresses subjects as various as the fraught relationship between medical institutions and individual suffering, the disintegration of the polar icecaps, the energizing power of solitude and the rewarding demands of creativity and love. This is a collection about give and take, los... read more

General Fields
: 9780947522483
: Otago University Press
: Otago University Press
: 235mm X 160mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Sue Wootton
: Paperback
: 1st Edition
: English
: 821.3
: 100
: books
The Yield
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:Near Fine
Awards:A Winner in Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Poetry Award 2018

A Winner in Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards - Poetry Award 2018.
In Elizabeth Smither's eighteenth collection of poetry her words are as vital as ever. The poems take the everyday - mothers and daughters, cats and horses, books and bowls, slippers and shirts - and transform them into ... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408701
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 210mm X 148mm
Special Fields
: Elizabeth Smither
: Paperback
: 1st Edition
: English
: 80
: HB
: books
Night Horse
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Winner - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Winner of the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction
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', 'lov... 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
: Paperback
: Reprint
: en
: 823.92
: 384
: F
: books
The Wish Child
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 History

Awards:A Winner in Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non-Fiction Award 2018

In early 1817 Tuai, a young Ngare Raumati chief from the Bay of Islands, set off for England. He was one of a number of Maori who, after encountering European explorers, traders and missionaries in New Zealand, seized opportunities to travel beyond their familiar shores ... read more

General Fields
: 9780947518806
: Bridget Williams Books
: Bridget Williams Books
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Alison Jones; Kuni Jenkins
: Hardback
: 993.1301092
: 288
: books
Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds
$45.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Novel

Wiola lives in a close-knit agricultural community. Wiola has a black cat called Blackie. Wiola's father was a deserter but now he is a taxidermist. Wiola's mother tells her that killing spiders brings on storms. Wiola must never enter the seamstress's 'secret' room. Wiola collects ma... read more

Cleanly written and quickly read, this novella conjures a series of presumably autobiographical vignettes from Wiola’s childhood in a village in rural southern Poland in the 1980s, when tradition, superstition, Catholicism, poverty and Communism had roughly equal pulls upon village li... read more

General Fields
: 9781846276071
: Granta Books
: Portobello Books Ltd
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: Wioletta Greg
: Hardback
: en
: 891.8538
: 160
: books
Swallowing Mercury
$28.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Shortlisted for 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize

Thousands flee central Wellington as a far too common 'once in a century' storm descends. Roads are closed and all rail is halted. For their own safety, city workers are told that they must go home early.
Sita is a Tamil Sri Lankan refugee living in the Hutt Valley. She's just ha... read more

General Fields
: 9780473410292
: Lawrence & Gibson
: Lawrence & Gibson
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Brannavan Gnanalingam
: Paperback
: 1st Edition
: 229
: books
Sodden Downstream
$29.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Art

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

In April 2011, Anthony Byrt was living in Berlin and building a career as a critic, writing about contemporary art for magazines like frieze and Artforum International. Then one day his world turned upside down. A baby boy, two weeks in intensive ca... read more

If you are looking to keep abreast of developments in contemporary NZ art, go no further than Anthony Byrt’s This Model World. Immensely readable, Byrt combines serious art discussion with his own personal take on our contemporary artists, as well a... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408589
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 210mm X 150mm
Special Fields
: Anthony Byrt
: Paperback
: 1st Edition
: en
: 709.2
: A
: colour illustrations
: books
This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art
$45.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:Scholarly/Undergraduate
Awards:Shortlisted for Folio Prize 2017.

In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the b... read more

General Fields
: 9781509812141
: Pan Macmillan
: Picador
: 19.70 cmmm X 13.00 cmmm X 1.90 cmmm
: United Kingdom
Special Fields
: China Mieville
: Hardback
: Main Market Ed.
: en
: 823.92
: 160
: books
This Census-Taker
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1