Literatti Glitterati: The 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards
There won't be a red carpet for our Literatti Glitterati this year but this will not stop our national book awards from handing out cash and kudos to authors around NZ. Before they do that though we (me, The Twizel Bookshop owner and operator, Renee) have a little work to do to tell you all about the four fiction finalists in the Jan Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction. Here are what they look like:
If you keep an eye on our Faceache, our Insty and our website, we'll be publishing reviews of each the Ockham Fiction Finalists this week. For those who have spent any time in the shop, you'll know A Mistake was chosen as our 2019 Book of the Year and after reading the other three books, I can confirm it is in excellent company and I'm genuinely excited and full of exclamation marks for each book. I really, really want to tell you about these books because if they are a snapshot of NZ literature in 2020 then streuth Laurie, NZ Literature is punching well above its world class weight.
Okay, toodles for now. Stay home and read lots of books.