Past Winners

Montana New Zealand Book Awards

Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry
Opportunity by Charlotte Grimshaw (Vintage, 2007)
Montana Medal for Non-Fiction
Wetlands of New Zealand: A Bitter-Sweet Story by Janet Hunt (Random House, 2007)
Fiction
Opportunity by Charlotte Grimshaw (Vintage, 2007)
Poetry
Cold Snack by Janet Charman (Auckland University Press, 2007)
History
Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka: A History of Nelson and Marlborough (Volume II: Te Ara Hou — The New Society) by Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell (Huia, 2007)
Biography
The Life and Times of James Walter Chapman-Taylor by Judy Siers (Millwood, 2007)
Environment
Wetlands of New Zealand: A Bitter-Sweet Story by Janet Hunt (Random House, 2007)
Lifestyle & Contemporary Culture
Mau Moko: The World of Māori Tattoo by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku and Linda Waimarie Nikora and Mohi Rua and Rolinda Karapu (Viking, 2007)
Illustrative
Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning by Jennifer Hay, Ron Brownson, Chris Knox and Laurence Aberhart, designed by Aaron Beehre (Christchurch Art Gallery, 2007)
Reference & Anthology
A Nest of Singing Birds: 100 Years of the New Zealand School Journal by Gregory O'Brien (Learning Media, 2007)
Māori Language Award
Te Tū a Te Toka: He Ieretanga nō ngā Tai e Whā edited by Huriana Raven and Piripi Walker (Tōtika Publications, 2006)
Readers’ Choice Award
The Blue by Mary McCallum (Penguin, 2007)
The NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction
The Blue by Mary McCallum (Penguin, 2007)
The NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry
Incognito by Jessica Le Bas (Auckland University Press, 2007)
The NZSA E. H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-Fiction
The Great Sacred Forest of Tāne: Te wao tapu nui a Tāne by Alan Clarke (Reed, 2007)
BPANZ Best Review Page or Programme Award
The Listener
BPANZ Reviewer of the Year Award
Charlotte Grimshaw