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Mr Pip scoops top prize at 2007 Montana Book Awards

By January 21, 2008 No Comments

The 2007 Montana Book Awards were presented at a gala event held in July at Auckland’s Sky City. The much-awarded Lloyd Jones novel Mr Pip scooped the top award, adding to Jones’ trophy list for this impressive book which includes the 2007 Commonwealth Writers prize and a shortlisted place in the Man Booker awards.

The full list of winners for 2007 were as follows:

Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry, Fiction winner and Readers Choice award

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (Penguin Books)

Fiction runners-up

The Fainter by Damien Wilkins (Victoria University Press)

The Cowboy Dog by Nigel Cox (Victoria University Press)

Poetry

The Goose Bath by Janet Frame (Vintage)

Montana Medal for Non-Fiction, and Illustrative winner

Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand by Audrey Eagle (Te Papa Press)

Biography

Douglas Lilburn: His Life and Music by Philip Norman (Canterbury University Press)

Environment

Ghosts of Gondwana: The History of Life in New Zealand by George Gibbs

(Craig Potton Publishing)

History

Vaka Moana: Voyages of the Ancestors edited by K R Howe (David Bateman Ltd)

Lifestyle & Contemporary Culture

Stitch: Contemporary New Zealand Textile Artists by Ann Packer (Random House)

Reference and Anthology

Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era: An Illustrated History 1830-1900

by William Cottrell (Reed Publishing)