Entries open now for the
NZ Booklovers Awards 2023

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NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction Book 2023, sponsored by Lighthouse PR

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


NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2023, sponsored by Benefitz

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 Junior Fiction Book 2023, sponsored by The Kiwi Kids' Bookstore

The best of children's fiction for 7 to 12 year olds that is child-friendly and encourages even the most of reluctant of readers to develop a love of reading.


NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Picture Book 2023, sponsored by Duckling Publishing

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 16 February 2023, winners announced 30 March 2023.


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

  • Books published between 1 January and 31 December 2022 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 20 December 2022, and we encourage books to be sent to us in the month of publication, if possible, through the year.