Monday, July 9, 2012

JF non-fiction wins "Best Non-Illustrated Book"!

The exquisitely-designed Janet Frame in Her Own Words (Penguin NZ 2011), edited by Denis Harold & Pamela Gordon, was shortlisted for the Best Cover, and was the winner on the night of the '2012 Hachette New Zealand Award for Best Non-Illustrated Book' at the PANZ Book Design Awards.

Judges commented that "This book is a beautiful object in its own right."

The judges noted that clearly the designer Anna Egan-Reid was deeply interested in the author; that the design beautifully handled a wealth of content in a small format; the book was “a beautiful object in its own right” to handle and touch; and it went straight to the display table in a bookshop.

They also said "We were impressed with the cover – a remarkably intelligent approach."

When Anna Egan-Reid accepted the award she said it was an honour to design a book of this calibre and that she had simply wanted to do justice to Janet Frame.

Buy this book: Fishpond

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