“The magazine has advised us that they have done this in error, that they do not know who has won the award and that they became confused in an article which also discussed this year’s winner of the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. The article was written before judges had even decided who the winners were.” said Booksellers NZ CEO Lincoln Gould.
“Any suggestion as to the winner of Montana New Zealand Book Award categories at this stage is purely speculative – guess work.
“There is nothing wrong with people debating and attempting to guess who might be the winner of this prestigious award.
“We will all know on the evening of 27 July when the winners of all the categories will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, to be held at the Auckland Museum,” said Mr Gould.
This year’s awards will be the last to be sponsored by Montana with New Zealand Post taking over the naming rights sponsorship from 2010.