Past Winners

Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards

The Matriarch by Witi Ihimaera (Heinemann, 1986)
From the Cradle to the Grave: A Biography of Michael Joseph Savage by Barry Gustafon (Reed Methuen, 1986)
3rd (equal)
Potiki by Patricia Grace (Penguin, 1986)
3rd (equal)
Te Kaihau: The Windeater by Keri Hulme (Victoria University Press, 1986)

New Zealand Book Awards

Stories About Wooden Keyboards by Kendrick Smithyman (Auckland University Press & Oxford University Press, 1985)
People of the Long Water by Peter Hooper (McIndoe, 1985)
The Envoy from Mirror City: An Autobiography, Volume III by Janet Frame (Hutchinson, 1985)
Book Production (first equal)
The Bach by Paul Thompson (Government Printing Office Publishing, 1985)
Book Production (first equal)
Witness to Change: Life in New Zealand by Janet Bayly and Athol McCredie (Government Printing Office Publishing, 1985)