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New Zealand Post Book Awards shortlist announced

22nd June 2010

Old hands and first-time authors populate this year's New Zealand Post Book Awards shortlist.

In the fiction category, award-winning writers Fiona Farrell and Owen Marshall appear alongside relatively unknown novelist Alison Wong, whose first effort, As the Earth Turns Silver, was a firm outsider.

However, now the event is down to the final three, Wong is in with a good chance of scooping the literary accolade.

As the Earth Turns Silver tells the story of two Chinese immigrants who land in Wellington at the start of the last century. It has already won the Jane Frame Fiction Award.

Commenting on the process of whittling down the longlist to three worthy writers, judge Stephen Stafford said: 'It was always going to be a challenge, but we agree that each of these three finalist books is convincing, compelling, superbly crafted and contributes distinctively to New Zealand's literature.'

Other categories being contested at the awards ceremony, which takes place on Friday August 27th in Auckland, include poetry, non-fiction, illustrated non-fiction and best book.

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