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Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Longlist 2017

The 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards is an auspicious all-welcome gathering to honour the best New Zealand fiction, non-fiction, illustrated non-fiction, and poetry published in 2016. All 16 finalists, and the four Best First Book Award winners, read from their work before the grand winners are announced in this lively celebration of our literary mother lode. MC-ed by author and comedian Michele A’Court.

The 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Categories

Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize

Poetry Award

Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction

Illustrated Non-Fiction Award

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Can You Tolerate This?: Personal Essays
  

Can You Tolerate This?: Personal Essays (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Young, Ashleigh

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Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays by Ashleigh Young.

ISBN 9781776560769
Published 11 August 2016 by Victoria University Press
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My Father's Island: A Memoir
  

My Father's Island: A Memoir (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Dudding, Adam

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In My Father's Island, Adam Dudding writes frankly about the rise and fall of an unconventional cultural figure. But this is also a moving, funny and deeply personal story of a family, of a marriage, of feuds and secret loves - and of a son's dawning understanding of his father.

ISBN 9781776560820
Published 10 November 2016 by Victoria University Press
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The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000
  

The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000 (Hardback)

By O'Malley, Vincent

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Spanning nearly two centuries from first contact through to settlement and apology, this major work focuses on the human impact of the war in the Waikato, its origins and aftermath.

ISBN 9781927277577
Published 9 October 2016 by Bridget Williams Books
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Love as a Stranger
  

Love as a Stranger (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Marshall, Owen

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"Temporarily in Auckland while her husband is undergoing treatment, Sarah enjoys a walk in the coolness of the Symonds Street Cemetery. As she pauses at the grave of Emily Keeling, murdered in 1886 by a rejected suitor, a stranger named Hartley strikes up a conversation. Before l ...

ISBN 9781775538578
Published 28 March 2016 by Random House
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Ann Shelton: Dark Matter
  

Ann Shelton: Dark Matter (Hardback)

By Shelton, Ann

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Ann Shelton: Dark Matter traces the 20-year career of a leading New Zealand photographer. Ann Shelton's evolution as a camera artist with a unique, penetrating vision into the culture and history of New Zealand is beautifully illustrated in this book, which includes multiple exam ...

ISBN 9780864633095
Published 21 November 2016 by Auckland Art Gallery
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The Broken Decade: Prosperity, Depression and Recovery in New Zealand, 1928-39
 

The Broken Decade: Prosperity, Depression and Recovery in New Zealand, 1928-39 (Paperback)

By McKinnon, Malcolm

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The Depression of the 1930s was a defining period in New Zealand history. It had its own vocabulary swaggers and sugarbags, relief work and sustenance, the Queen Street riots and special constables that was all too familiar to those who lived through that tumultuous decade. But o ...

ISBN 9781927322260
Published 15 September 2016 by Otago University Press
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Billy Bird
  

Billy Bird (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Neale, Emma

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"Moving, insightful, lyrical and also at times very funny, this novel is a supple, disarmingly frank exploration of parenthood. Liam and Iris have one son: Billy, a bright toddler puddling about (. . .) leaving surrealist art installations all over the house: a tiny cow in a teap ...

ISBN 9780143770053
Published 29 August 2016 by Random House
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New Zealand's Rivers: An Environmental History
 

New Zealand's Rivers: An Environmental History (Paperback)

By Knight, Catherine Heather

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"Rivers are central to our identity as New Zealanders. They shape our landscape, forming the fertile plains we live and farm on, and provide the water that is so critical to our lives and economy. Since Europeans first settled in New Zealand, rivers have been exploited for both p ...

ISBN 9781927145760
Published 1 November 2016 by Canterbury University Press
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Hera Lindsay Bird
  

Hera Lindsay Bird (Paperback)

By Bird, Hera Lindsay

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this impressive debut has established Hera Lindsay Bird as a good girl...with many beneficial thoughts and feelings... with themes as varied as snow and tears, the poems in this collection shine with the fantastic cream of who she is...juxtaposing many classical and modern breeze ...

ISBN 9781776560714
Published 14 July 2016 by Victoria University Press
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My Mother and the Hungarians: And Other Small Fictions
  

My Mother and the Hungarians: And Other Small Fictions (Paperback)

By McMillan, Frankie

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In this new collection of flash fiction from Frankie McMillan, family relationships and the experiences of refugees in 1950s New Zealand are explored through exaggeration, humour, and surreal eddies of simile and metaphor that broaden the pieces out to look askance at politics, c ...

ISBN 9781927145876
Published 22 August 2016 by Canterbury University Press
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