HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Cover
|Designer Scott Crickett
Title The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature by Jane Stafford and
Mark Williams (eds)
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format 238 x 176mm, 1184pp, jacketed hardback, section sewn, uncoated jacket with matt varnish, printed five-colour, head and tail bands, two ribbons
Judges' Comments Here’s an unusual concept: a cover made up of other covers. The title here is framed by strips taken from esteemed New Zealand books, including Coal Flat, The Rehearsal, The 10pm Question and Wulf . You can spend a long time exploring the subtleties of Scott Crickett’s design. Stare hard at the bottom left and you’ll see a Māori canoe that comes originally from a watercolour by Charles Heaphy, and above the canoe is a hilly West Coast landscape drawn by Colin McCahon.