2009 Awards

New Zealand Book Awards - Winners 2009

Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry
Fiction category winner

Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins (Bloomsbury)

Fiction runners-up
The 10PM Question by Kate De Goldi (Longacre Press)
Acid Song by Bernard Beckett (Longacre Press)

Poetry category winner
The Rocky Shore by Jenny Bornholdt (Victoria University Press)

Montana Medal for Non-Fiction winner
Biography category winner

Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life by Jill Trevelyan (Te Papa Press)

Environment category winner
A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century edited by Ian J. Graham (Geological Society of New Zealand)

History category winner
Buying the Land, Selling the Land by Richard Boast (Victoria University Press)

Reference and Anthology category winner
Collected Poems 1951–2006 by CK Stead (Auckland University Press)

Lifestyle & Contemporary Culture category winner
Ladies, A Plate: Traditional Home Baking by Alexa Johnston (Penguin Group New Zealand)

Illustrative category winner
Len Castle: Making the Molecules Dance by Len Castle (Lopdell House Gallery)

Māori Language Award
He Pātaka Kupu te kai a te rangatira by Maori Language Commission (Raupo)

NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction
The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton (Victoria University Press)

NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry
Everything Talks by Sam Sampson (Auckland University Press)

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

BPANZ Reviewer of the Year Award
New Zealand Listener reviewer David Eggleton

BPANZ Best Review Page or Programme Award
New Zealand Listener

Illustrative Finalists 2009

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Environment Finalists 2009

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Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture Finalists 2009

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Reference and Anthology Finalists 2009

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Biography Finalists 2009

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History Finalists 2009

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Poetry Finalists 2009

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NZSA Best First Book Finalists 2009

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Fiction Finalists 2009

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