Eight AUP titles on Ockham NZ Book Awards 2018 longlist

28 November 2017
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Congratulations and best of luck to all authors on the longlist for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards! AUP authors have a good showing, with the following books on the longlist:

Illustrated Non-Fiction

Strangers Arrive: Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930–1980 by Leonard Bell

Good-bye Maoriland: The Songs and Sounds of New Zealand’s Great War by Chris Bourke

Teenagers: The Rise of Youth Culture in New Zealand by Chris Brickell

Tōtara: A Natural and Cultural History by Philip Simpson

(Steve Braunias in The Spinoff’s roundup of the longlisted books said of this category: ‘Huzzah! Auckland University Press produce the best-looking books in New Zealand, and deserve their four nominations.’)

Poetry

Tightrope by Selina Tusitala Marsh (Another huzzah from Steve at the The Spinoff: ‘Huzzah! If only for judges showing common sense and choosing Tightrope, by the newly minted poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh; her book was the poetry event of the year.')

Night Horse by Elizabeth Smither

Royal Society Te Apārangi General Non-Fiction

Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864–1885 by Michael Belgrave 

Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds by Anne Salmond 

 

Congratulations again to these authors, and thank you, Ockhams, for celebrating New Zealand books!