NZSA Heritage Literary Awards shortlist announced

The winners will be announced at an event on 29 October as part of WORD Christchurch.

Books - Fiction

Frankie McMillan, The Father of Octopus Wrestling (Canterbury University Press)

Joanna Orwin Shifting Currents (Joanna Orwin)

Fiona Kidman, All the Way to Summer (Vintage Penguin Random House)

Renee, The Wild Card  (The Cuba Press)

Cristina Sanders, Jerningham (The Cuba Press)

John Horrocks, Dark Empire (Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers)

P.J McKay, The Telling Time (Polako Press)

Tom Remiger, Soldiers (Text Publishing Company)

Helen J O'Neill (ed), The Stories of Eileen Duggan (Victoria University Press)


Books - Children's

The Adventures of Tupaia by Courtney Sina Meredith and Mat Tait (Allen and Unwin)

Hindsight: Pivotal Moments in New Zealand History by Mandy Hager, (One Tree House)

Icebreaker! An Epic Antarctic Adventure by Maria Gill, illustrated by Alistair Hughes ( New Holland)

Lost Wonders: Vanished Creatures of Aotearoa by Sarah Ell, illustrated by Phoebe Morris (Allen and Unwin)

New Zealand Nature Heroes by Gillian Candler (Potton and Burton)



Colonial Commodity by Karen Zelas

Te Mana o Te Wai by Mike Riddell

The Last Blacksmith by Jenna Heller

Airing the Family Linen by Jenni Curtis

The Woman from Deerschaw by Jenni Curtis

Hiruhārama by Gregory Dally

Whitebait by Janet Newman

View from Pigeon Island Lake Wakitipu by Husayn Rawlings

Auntie Marg by Louise Hart

Combat Ready by Sherry Grant

Let me Connect the Homes by Rachel McAlpine

Reg Lee by Kay McKenzie Cooke

On a Mat at the Bottom of the World by Kay McKenzie Cooke

Blackberry Days by Kay McKenzie Cooke


Te Reo Books

Haare Williams - Words of a Kaumātua Witi Ihimaera Ed. (Auckland University Press)

Whakarongo ki ō tūpuna by Darryn Joseph (Oratia Books)

Te Reo Māori by David Kārena-Holmes  (Oratia Books)


Non-Fiction books

(Long) Short List, in alphabetic order



Agnew, Jenny Sew Hoy & Agnew, Trevor

Merchant Miner Mandarin:  The Life and Times of Remarkable Choie Sew Hoy

Canterbury University Press



Allan, Vivienne

Leading Lady:  Eve Poole - A Life in the Spotlight

Quentin Wilson Publishing



Barnett, Shaun & Maclean, Chris

Leading the Way: 100 Years of the Tararua Tramping Club

Tararua Tramping Club in conjunction with Potton and Burton



Barron, Caroline

Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death

Bateman Books



Bell, Leonard

Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists

Auckland University Press



Newton, John

Llew Summers: Body and Soul

Canterbury University Press



Rillstone, Dougal

Upstream on the Mataura

Mary Egan Publishing



Saunders, Tim

This Farming Life: Five Generations on a New Zealand Farm

Allen and Unwin



Scott, Tom

Searching for Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar

Upstart Press



Simpson, Peter

Colin McCahon: Volumes I and II

Auckland University Press



Smith, Ian

Pakeha Settlements in a Māori World:  New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860

Bridget Williams Books



Stead, C Karl

You Have a Lot to Lose

Auckland University Press



Willis, Michael

Rescue: One New Zealander’s Crusade to Save Endangered Animals

Quentin Wilson Publishing



Short Prose

Small Moments in the History of a Small Country by Paul Maunder

Land Wars? by Marcus Hobson

Season of Seven Summers by Nod Ghosh

The Gate by Janet Newman

Weaving my Family's Stories by Jean Rath

The Tearooms by Mandy McMullin