Past Winners

Montana New Zealand Book Awards

Cultural Heritage
The Story of Suzanne Aubert by Jessie Munro (Auckland University Press & Bridget Williams Books, 1996)
Fiction
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? by Alan Duff (Vintage, 1996)
Poetry
An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English edited by Jenny Bornholdt and Gregory O'Brien and Mark Williams (Oxford University Press, 1997)
Illustrative Arts
Mataora: The Living Face: Contemporary Maori Art edited by Sandy Adsett and Cliff Whiting and Witi Ihimaera (David Bateman, 1996)
Natural Heritage
New Zealand Coast and Mountain Plants: Their Communities and Lifestyles by John Dawson, photography by Rob Lucas (Victoria University Press, 1996)
Leisure & Lifestyle
The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand by Michael Cooper, photography by John McDermott (Hodder Moa Beckett, 1996)
Honour Award, Fiction
Dove on the Waters by Maurice Shadbolt (David Ling, 1996)
Honour Award, Poetry
Dedications by J. C. Sturm (Steele Roberts, 1996)
The NZSA Hubert Church Award for Best First Book of Fiction
Finding Home by Dominic Sheehan (Secker & Warburg, 19996, 1996)
The NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry
Before the Divorce We Go To Disneyland by Diane Brown (Tandem Press, 1997)
The NZSA E. H. McCormick Award for Best First Book of Non-Fiction
The Story of Suzanne Aubert by Jessie Munro (Auckland University Press & Bridget Williams Books, 1997)