2018 Awards

The $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for 2018 will be judged by novelist, poet and academic Anna Smaill; journalist and reviewer Philip Matthews; and award-winning bookseller and reviewer Jenna Todd. They will be joined in deciding the ultimate winner from their shortlist of four by a high-profile international judge, to be named in mid-March 2018.

The Poetry Award will be judged by poet, novelist and creative non-fiction writer Alison Wong; poet and deputy chief executive, Māori, at Manukau Institute of Technology Robert Sullivan; and Otago poet, publisher, editor and librettist Michael Harlow.

The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction will be judged by lecturer in the Māori faculty at the Auckland University of Technology Dr Ella Henry; editor and award-winning journalist Toby Manhire; and former bookseller and publisher Philip King.

The Illustrated Non-Fiction Award will be judged by Professor of History at the University of Otago and winner of the Illustrated Non-Fiction prize in 2017 Barbara Brookes; curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa Matariki Williams (Tūhoe, Taranaki, Ngāti Hauiti, Ngāti Whakaue); and director of the public art gallery Objectspace Kim Paton.

Alison Wong
Alison Wong
Anna Smaill
Anna Smaill
Barbara Brookes
Barbara Brookes
Ella Henry
Ella Henry
Jenna Todd
Jenna Todd
Kim Paton
Kim Paton
Matariki Williams
Matariki Williams
Michael Harlow
Michael Harlow
Philip King
Philip King
Philip Matthews
Philip Matthews
Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan
Toby Manhire
Toby Manhire