The nomination is for Neil Pardington’s cover and Neil and Tina Delceg’s work on the book’s interior design. View the finalist listing here.
This listing also reflects the richness of the book’s visual narrative, underpinned by Vincent O’Malley’s knowledge of historical images relating to the wars and Melanie Lovell-Smith’s picture research.
Neil and Tina are finalists for the Allen & Unwin Award for Best Commercial Book for Adults (a new category introduced for this year’s awards).
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday 22 October.
The New Zealand Wars | Ngā Pakanga o was selected by the NZ Listener as one of the best books for 2019, made the New Zealand Herald’s list of top non-fiction books for the year and was in The Spinoff's top 10 non-fiction books of 2019.