Past Winners

Montana New Zealand Book Awards

Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry
A Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins (Bloomsbury, 2008)
Montana Medal for Non-Fiction
Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life by Jill Trevelyan (Te Papa Press, 2008)
Fiction
A Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins (Bloomsbury, 2008)
Poetry
The Rocky Shore by Jenny Bornholdt (Victoria University Press, 2008)
History
Buying the Land, Selling the Land: Governments and Māori Land in the North Island 1865–1921 by Richard Boast (Victoria University Press, 2008)
Biography
Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life by Jill Trevelyan (Te Papa Press, 2008)
Environment
A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century edited edited by Ian J. Graham (Geological Society of New Zealand in association with GNS Science, 2008)
Lifestyle & Contemporary Culture
Ladies, A Plate: Traditional Home Baking by Alexa Johnston (Penguin, 2008)
Illustrative
Making the Molecules Dance: Ceramics, 1948–2008 by Len Castle (Lopdell House Gallery, 2008)
Reference & Anthology
Collected Poems: 1951–2006 by C. K. Stead (Auckland University Press, 2008)
Māori Language Award
He Pātaka Kupu: Te Kai a te rangatira by Māori Language Commission (Ruapo, 2008)
Readers’ Choice Award
The 10pm Question by Kate De Goldi (Longacre Press, 2008)
The NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction
The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton (Victoria University Press, 2008)
The NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry
Everything Talks by Sam Sampson (Auckland University Press, 2008)
The NZSA E. H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-Fiction
Mates & Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand by Chris Brickell (Godwit, 2008)
BPANZ Best Review Page or Programme Award
The Listener
BPANZ Reviewer of the Year Award
David Eggleton