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News  •  31 July 2023

 

2023 New Zealand Book Design Awards Shortlist

Design awards celebrate the beauty of physical books

The world is turning increasingly virtual, but when it comes to book design Aotearoa’s creatives prefer to celebrate the physical form in all its glory.

The finalists for the 2023 PANZ Book Design Awards, perfectly encapsulate this with the shortlist packed to the brim with beautifully designed books that beg to be picked up and explored.The Publishers Association of New Zealand Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) established the awards to promote excellence in, and provide recognition for, the best book design in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The winners will be announced on 21 September, where attendees will also be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award. You can find the complete list of finalists and more information on the PANZ awards website.

Have a look at the finalists from Penguin Random House NZ below.

Toi Tu Toi Ora Nigel Borell

Penguin Random House New Zealand Award for Best Illustrated Book

Te Herenga Waka University Press Award for Best Typography

The story of contemporary Maori art from the 1950s to the present day, with more than 200 artworks by 110 Maori artists.

Written by Nigel Borrell. Designed by Tyrone Ohia, Extended Whanau, layout and typography by Katrina Duncan.

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How to Loiter In a Turf War Coco Solid

Upstart Press Award for Best Non-Illustrated Book

HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Cover

A genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction from one of Aotearoa’s fiercest and most versatile artists.

Written by Coco Solid. Designed by Carla Sy, illustrations by Coco Solid.

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Crane Guy Sally Sutton, Sarah Wilkins

Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book

Spend the day with Crane Guy and see how many things you can spy from up high in his crane.

Written by Sally Sutton. Designed by Carla Sy, illustrations by Sarah Wilkinss.

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Small Holiday Houses Catherine Foster

Allen & Unwin Award for Best Commercial Book for Adults

Twenty inspiring New Zealand holiday houses tucked away in spectacular surroundings.

Written by Catherine Foster. Designed by Cat Taylor.

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Wawata - Moon Dreaming Dr Hinemoa Elder

Allen & Unwin Award for Best Commercial Book for Adults

Dr Hinemoa Elder shows us how to reclaim intimacy with others, with ourselves, and with our planet using the energies of Hina, the Maori moon.

Written by Hinemoa Elder. Designed by Cat Taylor, illustrations by Luther Ashford?

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