Past Winners

Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards

1st
Season of the Jew by Maurice Shadbolt (Hodder & Stoughton, 1986)
2nd
Head and Shoulders by Virginia Myers (Penguin, 1986)
3rd
Ngā Mōrehu: The Survivors by Judith Binney and Gillian Chaplin (Oxford University Press, 1986)

New Zealand Book Awards

Poetry (first equal)
The Loop in the Lone Kauri Road: Poems, 1983–1985 by Allen Curnow (Auckland University Press & Oxford University Press, 1986)
Poetry (first equal)
Jump by Elizabeth Nannestad (Auckland University Press, 1986)
Fiction
Potiki by Patricia Grace (Penguin, 1986)
Non-Fiction
Head and Shoulders by Virginia Myers (Penguin, 1986)
Book Production
<p> Focus on New Zealand edited by Brian Brake, designed by Donna Hoyle (Collins, 1986) </p>