Congratulations to all Ockham New Zealand Book Award longlisters, with special mention of our ANZL members: FICTIONThe Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox (Victoria University Press), Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall (Vintage, Penguin Random House), Necessary Secrets by Greg McGee (Upstart Press), A Mistake by Carl Shuker (Victoria University Press), Loving Sylvie by Elizabeth Smither (Allen & Unwin); POETRY – Under Glass by Gregory Kan (Auckland University Press), Moth Hour by Anne Kennedy (Auckland University Press); NONFICTIONWild Honey: Reading New Zealand Women’s Poetry by Paula Green (Massey University Press). Read the full longlist of 40 books here.

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