Tina Makereti longlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards 2019

31st January, 2019

Tina Makereti’s novel THE IMAGINARY LIVES OF JAMES PONEKE has been longlisted for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2019 at the New Zealand Book Awards.

The $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for 2019 will be judged by novelist and literary festival programme director Rachael King; novelist, short story writer and lecturer James George (Ngāpuhi); and journalist, reviewer and editor Sally Blundell. They will be joined by a well-known international judge in deciding the ultimate winner from their shortlist of four.

From the longlist of ten titles, four will be shortlisted on March 6th and the winner announced on May 14th.

To find out more about the prize, see here.