Montana Book Awards – 2008 Winners

July 22, 2008 at 10:31 am | Posted in Books, Fiction, Library_News, Montana Book Awards, Non-Fiction, Suggestions | Leave a comment

This years Montana Book Awards have come and gone.

Check our Montana Book Awards section of the blog for further coverage of the winners..

Here’s the full list of medal winners (click on a book cover to check the library catalogue) announced on July 21st 2008:

Overall Winners

Montana Medal For Fiction or Poetry

Opportunity by Charlotte Grimshaw

Montana Medal for Non-fiction

Wetlands of NZ by Janet Hunt

Category Winners

Fiction Winner

Opportunity by Charlotte Grimshaw

Fiction Runner-Up

Edwin & Matilda by Laurence Fearnley


Cold Snack by Janet Charman


Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka Volume II: Te Ara Hou – The New Society by Hilary and John Mitchel


The Life and Times of James Walter Chapman-Taylor by Judy Siers


Wetlands of New Zealand by Janet Hunt

Lifestyle & Contemporary Culture

Mau Moko: The World of Māori Tattoo by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Linda Waimarie Nikora, Mohi Rua, Rolinda Karapu


Bill Hammond: Jingle Jangle Morning by Jennifer Hay, with Ron Brownson, Chris Knox and Laurence Aberhart; designed by Aaron Beehre

Reference & Anthology

A Nest of Singing Birds: 100 years of the New Zealand School Journal by Gregory O’Brien

Māori Language Award

Te Tū a Te Toka: He Ieretanga nō ngā Tai e Whā by Huriana Raven and Piripi Walker (editors)

Readers’ Choice Award

The Blue by Mary McCallum

NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction

The Blue by Mary McCallum

NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry

Incognito by Jessica Le Bas

NZSA E. H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-fiction

The Great Sacred Forest of Tāne: Te wao tapu nui a Tāne by Alan Clarke


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