2010 Archive Best Cover

HarperCollins Award for Best Cover

Shortlist 2010

Magpie HallDesigner Sarah Laing
Title Magpie Hall by Rachael King
Publisher Random House (NZ)
Format 234mm x 152mm, 270pp,
paperback with embossed cover

Judges’ comments We thought it an outstanding example of a well designed and executed cover, back and front, that reflects the story in an appealing way.
As the Earth Turns SilverDesigner Keely O'Shannessy
Title As the Earth Turns Silverby Alison Wong
Publisher Penguin Group (NZ)
Format 233mm x 155mm, 288pp,
paperback with unlaminated cover
and printed inside cover

Judges’ comments Keely O’Shannessy is clearly a talented designer, having had two designs highly commended last year. As with the winning book, both the front and back covers were paid great attention, with the illustrations and text working together especially well.
A Beautiful GameDesigner Carolyn Lewis
Title A Beautiful Game by Tom Watt
Publisher PQ Blackwell/Hachette (NZ)
Format 246mm x 290mm, 176pp,
jacketed hardback with printed
laminated case and printed endpapers

Judges’ comments This handsome hardback’s subtle and appealing cover challenges our assumptions of what a sports book ought to look like.

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