Day: May 12, 2022

Former Randell Cottage resident wins top prize at Ockham Book Awards

Former Randell Cottage resident wins top prize at Ockham Book Awards

2022 Ockham Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction Winner

Congratulations to Whiti Hereaka, who has won the $60,000 2022 Ockham Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction announced on 11 May.

Her novel Kurangaituku is described by the judges as an epic poem of a novel, resonant of Māori oral traditions that gives a voice, form and name to the bird-woman from the myth ‘Hatupatu and the Bird-woman’. Whiti was a writer-in-residence at the Randell Cottage in 2007.