Past Winners

Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards

1st
The Envoy from Mirror City: An Autobiography, Volume III by Janet Frame (Hutchinson, 1985)
2nd
Bread and Roses by Sonja Davies (Fraser Books, 1984)
3rd
The Natural World of the Maori by Margaret Orbell, photography by Geoff Moon (David Bateman, 1985)

New Zealand Book Awards

Poetry
Zoetropes: Poems 1972–82 by Bill Manhire (Allen & Unwin, Port Nicholson Press, & Carcanet, 1984)
Fiction
Disorderly Conduct by Marilyn Duckworth (Hodder & Stoughton, 1984)
Fiction
All Visitors Ashore by C. K. Stead (Collins, 1984)
Non-Fiction
Verdict on Erebus by Peter Mahon (Collins, 1984)
Book Production
City of Plains: A History of Hastings by M. B. Boyd (Victoria University Press for the Hastings City Council, 1984)