For the first time …. The NZHA is running the W. H. Oliver prize for the best book on any aspect of New Zealand history published between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2015. The judges, Giselle Byrnes and Graeme Dunstall, evaluated the works on the quality of their research, the strength and effectiveness of their analysis, and the significance of their contribution to historical knowledge. The judges were impressed by the high calibre of all entries. In alphabetical order, the four shortlisted books for the NZHA 2015 W. H. Oliver Prize short list are listed on the attached pdf.
The grand winner will be announced at the NZHA AGM on 3 December at the University of Canterbury.
The NZHA also wish to say a special thank you to the publishers for supporting and recognising the importance of this award, and to the authors who write about New Zealand history, we thank you too.