Montana New Zealand Award 2004 winners

The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas by Anne Salmond has won this year’s Montana Medal for Non-fiction as well as the history category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. The Deutz Medal for Fiction was won by Annamarie Jagose’s Slow Water.

Other category winners are Sing-song by Anne Kennedy (poetry); Mason: The Life of R A K Mason by Rachel Barrowman (biography); Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English edited by Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri and Robert Sullivan (reference and anthology); Classic Fly Fishing in New Zealand Rivers by John Kent, illustrations by David Hallett (lifestyle and contemporary culture); Deep New Zealand: Blue Water, Black Abyss by Peter Batson (environment); Central by Arno Gasteiger, text by Philip Temple (illustrative).

New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) prizes for best first books went to Bloom by Kelly Ana Morey (fiction); The Adulterer’s Bible by Cliff Fell (poetry); Tai Tokerau Whakairo Rakau: Northland Maori Wood Carving by Deidre Brown (non-fiction).

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