The winners of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Books Awards have been named at a ceremony as part of the Auckland Writers’ Festival. They are:
- Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize – The Wish Child, by Catherine Chidgey.
- Poetry Award: Fits & Starts, by Andrew Johnston.
- Illustrated Non-Fiction Award – A History of New Zealand Women, by Barbara Brookes.
- Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction – Can You Tolerate This?, by Ashleigh Young.
- Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction – Black Ice Matter, by Gina Cole.
- Jessie MacKay Best First Book Award for Poetry – Hera Lindsay Bird, by Hera Lindsay Bird.
- Judith Binney Best First Book Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction – A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngāti Porou Carving, 1830-1930, by Ngarino Ellis and Natalie Robertson.
- E. H. McCormick Best First Book Award for General Non-Fiction – My Father’s Island, by Adam Dudding.
Bruce McKenzie Booksellers would like to extend our congratulations to all the winners.