Category Archives: Book Award Winners and Nominees

Recommended Graphic Novels: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona is an unpredictable teenage shapeshifter with a dark side. Lord Ballister Blackheart has a next level grudge and a burning desire to serve up a hot plate of revenge to his former BFF and now arch nemesis, Sir Ambrosius … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Read – Coming Rain by Stephen Daisley

Stephen Daisley was a musterer and a shearer – now an award winning author (first Ockham Award winner 2016).  Poetic and prosaic.  There is hard graft, dust, dirt and dingoes.  And love. This is one hell of a yarn.  It … Continue reading

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Us by David Nicholls

Douglas Peterson understands his wife’s need to ‘rediscover herself’ now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they’d be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving too, he resolves to make their … Continue reading

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction – shortlist announced.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly The Orange Prize) shortlist has been announced. The six novels are…. The sequel to the Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall. By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister … Continue reading

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Winner for Man Booker or Fiction 2012

Bring up the Bodies  by Hilary Mantel Hilary Mantel has been named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel Bring up the Bodies, published by Fourth Estate. Hilary Mantel is the first woman and … Continue reading

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Winner of the 2012 Ngaio Marsh Awards……

Luther ‘The Calling’ by Neil Cross Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He’s a murder detective. A near-genius. He’s brilliant; he’s intense; he’s instinctive. He’s obsessional. He’s dangerous. DCI John Luther has an extraordinary clearance rate. He commands outstanding loyalty … Continue reading

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Longlist announced for the 2012 Ngaio Marsh Award

Established in 2010 the Ngaio Marsh Award is all about choosing the best crime, mystery or thriller novel, written by a NZ resident or citizen in the past year. The finalist for 2012 are: COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave LUTHER: THE CALLING … Continue reading

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