2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards

The winners of the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards for best novel, the New Zealand crime fiction award, were announced October 30.

BEST NOVEL

  • Sprigs (Brannavan Gnanalingam, Lawrence and Gibson)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

  • For Reasons of Their Own (Chris Stuart, Original Sin)

BEST NONFICTION (BIENNIAL)

  • Black Hands: Inside the Bain family murders (Martin Van Beynen, PRHNZ).

INAUGURAL PRIZE FOR NOVEL FOR YOUNGER READERS

  • Katipo Joe (Brian Falkner, Scholastic NZ)

3 thoughts on “2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards

  1. Oddly, I was coming to say entirely the opposite! I thought that trophy was pretty smart and quite clever. I guess it depends how big it is, mind.

  2. I think it’s a gorgeous trophy, and really captures the essence of Ngaio Marsh. I’d much rather have that on my shelf than the old WFA trophy.

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