New Zealand Book Awards

My latest book, Voices from the New Zealand Wars/He Reo nō ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa (Bridget Williams Books), is a finalist in the General Non-Fiction Category at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

 The judges had this to say about the book:

 An admirable work of historical scholarship drawing on many sources, Māori and Pākehā. Vincent O'Malley's craft lies in unpacking those sources in an eloquent and incisive way, and he helps readers to think critically as he presents balanced arguments about contested battles and other conflicts. In the process, he weaves a coherent history of the New Zealand Wars. Essential reading for New Zealanders, with the bonus of excellent book production by the publishers.

 For the full list of finalists see here. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in May.


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