New Zealand student Andy Xie, currently studying at the University of Columbia in the United States, takes the $500 prize with his essay ‘The Great New Zealand Myth.’
‘A saga of migration and transformation, of landfall and then further wanderings, Andy Xie’s essay is also an exploration of idealism and its consequences, told as a personal narrative that describes his parents’ self-sacrifice for the sake of their offspring,’ says David Eggleton.
Chris Corson-Scott, Heather Straka, Jenna Packer, Samuel Harrison
Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Nick Ascroft, Claire Baylis, Miro Bilbrough, Victoria Broome, Iain Britton, Owen Bullock, Christine Burrows, Brent Cantwell, Marisa Cappetta, Joanna Cho, Stephanie Christie, Makyla Curtis, Doc Drumheller, Mark Edgecombe, Lynley Edmeades, Johanna Emeney, Riemke Ensing, Ciaran Fox, Michael Gould, S.K. Grout, Shen Haobo, Paula Harris, René Harrison, Stephen Higginson, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Amanda Hunt, Anna Jackson, Ted Jenner, Anne Kennedy, Erik Kennedy, Jessica Le Bas, Wes Lee, Michele Leggott, Carolyn McCurdie, Robert McLean, Fardowsa Mohamed, Kavita Ivy Nandan, Emma Neale, Piet Nieuwland, Claire Orchard, Bob Orr, Jenny Powell, Chris Price, Helen Rickerby, Ron Riddell, L.E. Scott, Iain Sharp, Charlotte Simmonds, Peter Simpson, Tracey Slaughter, Laura Solomon, Barry Southam, Matafanua Tamatoa, Philip Temple, Dunstan Ward, Elizabeth Welsh, Sue Wootton, Mark Young, Karen Zelas.
Kristyn Harman on Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific, eds Judith A. Bennett & Angela Wanhalla Edmund Bohan on The Big Smoke: New Zealand cities 1840–1920 by Ben Schrader Chris Else on My Father’s Island by Adam Dudding James Norcliffe on Beside Herself by Chris Price and Fits and Starts by Andrew Johnston Airini Beautrais on Playing for Both Sides: Love across the Tasman by Stephanie Johnson and Late Love: Sometimes doctors need saving as much as their patients by Glenn Colquhoun Peter Bland on Selected Poems by Gordon Challis Murray Edmond on Shooting Gallery by Wes Lee Erena Shingade on Lucky Punch by Simone Kaho and This Explains Everything by Richard von Sturmer Jeffrey Paparoa Holman on The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
Release Date: May 2017