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NZ Booklovers Awards 2022

NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book 2022

We are looking for the best in storytelling, a novel we couldn't put down.


NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2022

Cooking, wine, architecture, lifestyle, home and garden, design, fashion - all the non-fiction books that have the ability to enrich our daily lives.


NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Book 2022

We are looking for the best children's picture book that helps engage young readers and foster a love of books.

Prize: $500 for each category to the winning author.

Shortlist announced 17 February 2022, winners announced 17 March 2022.


  • NZ residents or New Zealanders living overseas, are eligible in each category.

  • Books published between 1 January and 31 December 2021 are eligible.

  • Entries can be entered by the publisher or author, or for self-published authors with book distribution in NZ, by the author, their book distributor or book publicist.

  • Three books should be sent to NZ Booklovers, 22/4 Stables Lane, Silverdale, Auckland 0932.

  • There is an administration fee of $30.

  • All entries need to be sent to NZ Booklovers by 21 December 2021, and we encourage books to be sent to us in the month of publication, if possible, through the year.