2012 Archive Shortlist Best Non-Illustrated Book

Hachette New Zealand Award for
Best Non-Illustrated Book

Shortlist 2012

Designer Anna Egan-Reid
Title Janet Frame in Her Own Words by Janet Frame
Publisher Penguin Books New Zealand
Format 181 x 111mm, 264pp, jacketed hardback, unlaminated
Judges’ comments This book is a beautiful object in its own right. We were impressed with the cover – a remarkably intelligent approach.
Designer Sarah Maxey (cover), Katrina Duncan (interior)
Title Pieces of Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain by Michael C. Corballis
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format 190 x 140mm, 112pp, perfect binding, paperback with gate folds, matt lamination cover
Judges’ comments A beautifully put together, immediately attractive cover. The type has a hand drawn feel, and is almost a part of the cover illustration, rather than being laid on top.
Designer Saskia Nicol
Title Tupaia by Joan Druett
Publisher Random House New Zealand
Format 234 x 153mm, 440pp, unjacketed hardback with printed laminated case, matt lamination, section sewn
Judges’ comments The judges all particularly loved the cover of this book; it would make nearly everyone want to pick the book up and leaf through the lovely pages.

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