Monday, July 29, 2013

Finalists in the Ashton Wyle Book and Unpublished Manuscript Awards announced


The Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust in association with The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.) are delighted to announce the finalists in the Ashton Wyle Book and Unpublished Manuscript Awards.
Unpublished Manuscript AwardThe Perfect "I" – Fitness in the mind, fearless in body by Mike Ansari
Practical Spirituality- How to Discover and Realise your Life Plan by Keith Hill
The Protector by Glynne MacLean; 

Published Book Award
Spirited Ageing by Juliet Batten (Ishtar Books)
Subjectivity: The Hidden and Neglected Side of Human Nature by Kenneth Bragan (Strategic Books)
The Matapaua Conversations by Peter Calvert & Keith Hill (Attar Books)
What's the Matter? - A doctor’s journey into our innate spirituality by Dr. Mike Godfrey (Sai Towers)
I'm Alive – My Children are Dead – Or Are They? by Di Gordon (Balboa Press)
Notes on the Mysterium Tremendum by Hugh Major (Papawai Press)
Vital Energy: A new Paradigm for Life by Sarah Stirling (Xlibris)

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

The Ashton Wylie Awards recognise excellence in writing in the mind, body, spirit genre. The judges for the 2013 awards, Adonia Wylie, Ian Creusen-Foot and William Taylor, have high praise for both the quality and diversity of the entries this year.  The finalist short-lists demonstrate just how wide a range it is possible to explore and ably demonstrate in the mind, body and spirit genre.

The winner of each category will receive $10,000 to be presented at a ceremony on Friday 16 August at the Hopetoun Alpha in Auckland.

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