“Now, more than ever, in a world awash with entertainment options, we need lively, critical reviewers and book pages to highlight the joys of reading” said the judges Morrin Rout and Stephen Stratford when announcing the six finalists in the Book Publishers Association of New Zealand (BPANZ) Review Awards today.
Three finalists have been selected in each category and four of the six finalists are Dunedin based.
Landfall, New Zealand Listener, and Otago Daily Times are the three finalists for the Best Review Page or Programme.
Clare McIntosh (Sunday Star-Times), David Eggleton (New Zealand Listener), and Helen Watson White (Sunday Star-Times) are the three finalists contending for the title Reviewer of the Year.
The winners will be announced at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards ceremony in Auckland on Monday 27 July. The Reviewer of the Year Award winner will receive a $1,000 prize.