• Posted on: 5/02/2024
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The longlist for the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards has been announced. It includes nominees for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, and the General Non-Fiction Award, as well as the Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry, and the Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction.

Twelve of the 44 longlisted books are by first-time authors, and they are published by a record number of 20 individual publishing houses across the motu.

You'll find most of these books in the library catalogue. Some are already available as e-Books, as talking books on CD, or as e-Audio.

Here are the fiction prize nominees in the library catalogue:

Read the full long list on the New Zealand Book Awards Trust website

The short list will be announced on 6 March 2024, and the award ceremony will be held on 15 May 2024.