Ockham Book Awards: Finalists Announced

Paul Diamond’s book Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay has been shortlisted for the Ockham General Non-Fiction Award 2023.

“This beautifully produced and generous book is a fascinating account of an extraordinary moment in small-town colonial New Zealand with its vivid line-up of characters, a revenge plot, blackmail and local Pākehā political intrigue. Alongside gripping, skilled and elegant popular historical storytelling, readers will find well-researched and closely observed insights into aspects of our national character, and our struggles with social decency.”

Congratulations Paul!

The full shortlist for the Ockham Book Awards 2023 can be found here.