Past Winners

New Zealand Post Book Awards

New Zealand Post Book of the Year
The Big Music by Kirsty Gunn (Faber & Faber, 2012)
The Big Music by Kristy Gunn (Faber & Faber, 2012)
The Darling North by Anne Kennedy (Auckland University Press, 2012)
General Non-Fiction
Civilisation: Twenty Places on the Edge of the World by Steve Braunias (Awa Press, 2012)
Illustrated Non-Fiction
Pat Hanly by Gregory O'Brien and Gil Hanly (Ron Sang Publications, 2012)
People’s Choice
Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand by Jarrod Gilbert (Auckland University Press, 2012)
Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice
Shelter from the Storm: The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts by Shaun Barnett and Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint (Craig Potton Publishing, 2012)
New Zealand Post Māori Language Award
Ngā Waituhi o Rēhua by Katerina Te Heikōkō Mataira (Huia, 2012)
The NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book of Fiction
I Got His Blood On Me by Lawrence Patchett (Victoria University Press, 2012)
The NZSA Jessie MacKay Best First Book of Poetry
Graft by Helen Heath (Victoria University Press, 2012)
The NZSA E. H. McCormick Best First Book of Non-Fiction
Moa: The Life and Death of New Zealand’s Legendary Bird by Quinn Berenston (Craig Potton Publishing, 2012)