6 Jun 2018

Bookmarks with Annaleese Jochems

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:27 pm on 6 June 2018

Last month at the Ockham Book Awards Annaleese Jochems' debut novel Baby won the Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction.

It was described by the judges as 'a strange and strangely moving love story built on obsession, narcissism and damage...The kind of novel that lingers in the memory long after you put it down.'

Annaleese is 23 years old and hails from Northland. She tells us about the books, movies, music and other things that inspire her.

New Zealand novelist Annaleese Jochems' debut novel "Baby" won Best First Book at the recent Ockham Book Awards.

New Zealand novelist Annaleese Jochems' debut novel "Baby" won Best First Book at the recent Ockham Book Awards. Photo: Victoria Birkinshaw