Past Winners

Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards

1st
Plumb by Maurice Gee (Oxford University Press, 1979)
2nd
Heinemann New Zealand Dictionary edited by Harry Orsman (Heinemann, 1979)
3rd
The Herb Garden Displayed by Gillian Painter, illustrated by Elaine Power ( , 1979)

New Zealand Book Awards

Poetry
Literary Cartoons by Kevin Ireland (Islands/Hurricane, 1978)
Fiction
Plumb by Maurice Gee (Oxford University Press, 1979)
Non-Fiction
Trade, Growth and Anxiety: New Zealand Beyond the Welfare State by S. H. Franklin (Methuen, 1978)