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Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2009

July 30, 2009

The winners of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2009 were congratulated at a gala function at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on the evening of Monday 27 July 2009.

Montana Medal Winners 

PerkinsMontana Medal For Fiction or Poetry: Novel About My Wife /Emily Perkins. Bloomsbury.

Montana Medal for Non-fiction: Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life /Jill Trevelyan. Te Papa Press.

Category Winners 

Fiction 10pmWinner: Novel About My Wife / Emily Perkins. Bloomsbury.

Fiction Runner-Up: The 10 PM Question / Kate De Goldi. Longacre Press.

Fiction Runner-Up: Acid Song / Bernard Beckett. Longacre Press.  

Poetry Winner: The Rocky Shore / Jenny Bornholdt. Victoria University Press.

History Winner: Buying the Land, Selling the Land / Richard Boast. Victoria University Press.

Biography Winner : Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life / Jill Trevelyan. Te Papa Press.  

Environment Winner:  A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century / Ian J Graham (Chief Editor). Geological Society of New Zealand.

Lifestyle & Contemporary Culture Winner: Ladies, A Plate: Traditional Home Baking / Alexa Johnston. Penguin Group (NZ).

CastleIllustrative Winner:  Len Castle: Making the Molecules Dance / Len Castle. Lopdell House Gallery.

Reference & Anthology Winner: Collected Poems, 1951-2006 / CK Stead. Auckland University Press.

Māori Language Award

Māori Language Award: He Pātaka Kupu: te kai a te rangatira / Māori Language Commission. Raupo.

Readers’ Choice Award

Readers’ Choice Award: The 10 PM Question / Kate De Goldi. Longacre Press.

New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Awards 

NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction: The Rehearsal / Eleanor Catton. Victoria University Press.

MatesNZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry: Everything Talks / Sam Sampson. Auckland University Press.

NZSA E. H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-fiction: Mates & Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand / Chris Brickell. Godwit.

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