Awards & prizes

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Category:

 Novel

Awards:Finalist for the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand.
Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fu... read more

General Fields
: 9780143771807
: Random House New Zealand
: Vintage
: 2.8 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Fiona Kidman
: Paperback
: 718
: 823.2
: 304
: books
This Mortal Boy
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Finalist for the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

Two mysterious strangers appear at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing?
The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. And before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion and... read more

“We wanted the strangers to be comfortable. We wanted them to be more like us, and to be more responsive to our own willing faces. We wanted them to be available. Instead they moved around the hotel like ghosts.” Two strangers arrive in a small rural town, stripped of their identities and hi... read more

General Fields
: 9780143772323
: Penguin Books, Limited
: Penguin Books (NZ)
: 232mm X 154mm X 21mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Lloyd Jones
: Paperback
: 823.92
: 272
: books
The Cage
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Finalist for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead him back to the past, to dismaying events on an Amsterdam houseboat in the seventies, returning to New Zealand and meeting Moira, an amateur painter who carried secrets of he... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561889
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Kate Duignan
: Hardback
: 823.3
: 362
: F
: books
The New Ships
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Literature

Awards:Shortlisted  for the 2019 Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards   

Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts.
`Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a boxer, builder, and man's man. ... read more

Description: Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts. `Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a boxer, builder, and man'... read more

General Fields
: 9781776562077
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Maurice Gee
: Paperback
: 823.2 B
: 366
: F
: books
Memory Pieces
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

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 families be... 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

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Finalist for the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, ... read more

All This by Chance is Vincent O'Sullivan's third novel, over a decade in the making. It follows a family over several generations from post-war England 1947 to Europe mid-2000s. Stephen escapes the full employment, good food and unbearable dullness of rural New Zealand for a grim post... read more

General Fields
: 9781776561797
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 1 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.25 Inches
Special Fields
: Vincent O'Sullivan
: Paperback
: English
: 335
: F
: books
All This by Chance
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Dance & Sport

Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Longlisted  for the 2019 Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

This is a book about New Zealanders and their deep connection to swimming in the outdoors. Every neighbourhood has its swimming hole up the river, its local beach, or a back road to the lake. A love of swimming is one of the things that defines Kiwis... read more

General Fields
: 9780947503956
: Potton & Burton Limited
: Craig Potton Publishing
Special Fields
: Annette Lees
: Paperback
: 797.210993
: 254
: books
Swim: A Year of Swimming Outdoors in New Zealand
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Longlisted for the 2019 Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Pushing against the boundaries of what poetry might be, Alison Glennys The Farewell Tourist is haunting, many-layered and slightly surreal.
In 'The Magnetic Process' sequence a man and a woman inhabit a polar world, adrift in zones of divergence, where dreams are filled with ... read more

General Fields
: 9781988531298
: Otago University Press
: Otago University Press
: ---length:- '23'width:- '15'units:- Centimeters
Special Fields
: Alison Glenny
: Paperback
: English
: 821.3
: 80
: books
The Farewell Tourist
$28.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Novel

Awards:Longlisted for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019

From award-winning author Charlotte Grimshaw, this is a beautifully evocative, sensual portrayal of a woman's search for freedom and love. When her daughter vanishes during a heatwave in Europe, writer Frances Sinclair embarks on a hunt that takes her across continents and into her own past. W... read more

General Fields
: 9780143771821
: Random House New Zealand
: Vintage New Zealand
: 233mm X 154mm X 25mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Charlotte Grimshaw
: Paperback
: 288
: books
Mazarine
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 History

Reading Level:near fine
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:

 Novel

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Longlisted for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019

The Ice Shelf - an eco-comedy. On the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she's away.... read more

General Fields
: 9781776562015
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Anne Kennedy
: Paperback
: 823.2
: 320
: books
The Ice Shelf
$30.00(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