Book Awards > Ockham NZ Book Awards

These annual awards offer four principal prizes: the Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry, the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, the Illustrated Non-Fiction Award and the Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction. There are also four Best First Book awards.

The winners, including the four MitoQ Best First Book awards, will be announced at a ceremony on 12 May as a marquee event during the 2020 Auckland Writers Festival. The New Zealand Book Awards Trust website has more information about these awards.

Below is the shortlist for 2020. Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!