New Zealand Post Book of the Year

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New Zealand Post Book of the Year

Matt Elliott, a comedian and author, wrote Nice Day for a War after finding his grandfather Cyril's diaries from World War I.

The book, part graphic novel, part historical novel, was illustrated by Chris Slane, and has won the New Zealand Post Book of the Year at a ceremony held in Wellington.

Convener of judges Gillian Candler said the book combined elements of graphic novels with powerful, emotionally engaging narrative.

Wellington children's writer Jack Lasenby won the Young Adult Fiction category for his novel Calling the Gods, the story of a teenage girl who is banished from her home in an alternate world.

Lower Hutt writer Barbara Else received this year's honour award for The Travelling Restaurant, a children's novel following the adventures of a young boy as he sails on a boat called The Travelling Restaurant.

Wellington writer Chris Szekely's book Rahui, which was published in both English and Maori, won best picture book.

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