Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

2010 was the inaugural year of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel.

The Ngaio Marsh Award for First Novel was first awarded in 2016, and in 2017 the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Non Fiction was introduced.

The winners for the 2020 Ngaios (in the Best Novel and Best First Novel categories) were announced on 31 October 2020.

See more literary prize winners.


Catalogue search for AuēCatalogue search for Into the void


Catalogue link for Crystal reignCatalogue search for One for another






The judging panel of seven crime writing experts from New Zealand, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Nordic countries, announced the winners at the 2016 WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival on 27 August.

Print this page