Otago University Press is proud to have Hudson and Halls: The food of love by Joanne Drayton as a finalist for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, say OUP co-publishers Rachel Scott and Vanessa Manhire.
Hudson and Halls: The food of love is a riveting account of the
legendary New Zealand TV chefs in 1970s and 1980s, a groundbreaking gay
duo in a socially conservative era, by an internationally acclaimed
The book was launched in Auckland last year by chef, restaurateur and
writer Peter Gordon.
Hudson and Halls is described as an ‘engaging, fast-paced and
moving account’ and ‘a valuable and very welcome addition to New Zealand’s
cultural history and gay history’ by Chris Brickell, award-winning author
of Mates and Lovers: A history of gay New Zealand (Random
Joanne Drayton is author of New York Times bestseller The Search
for Anne Perry (2014), which was a finalist in the New Zealand Book
Awards, the subject of a 60 Minutes documentary, and a cover story in
the New Zealand Listener.
Her critically acclaimed Ngaio Marsh: Her life in crime (2008)
was a Christmas pick in the UK’s Independent newspaper in 2009.
Joanne has written three other groundbreaking biographies. In 2007 she was
awarded a National Library Fellowship, and in 2017 she received
a prestigious Logan Nonfiction Fellowship at the Carey Institute in
Upstate New York. She lives in Auckland with her partner and three
The winners of the 2019 Ockham Book Awards will be announced on 14 May at
the Auckland Writers Festival.
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