The Royal Society commented, in their announcement, that 'innovative work has been a hallmark of Charlotte Macdonald's scholarship'.
'They publish the smartest list in New Zealand. ... These and many of their other books are vital to the intellectual and cultural well-being of New Zealand life.'
Ben Schrader was awarded the 2017 W H Oliver prize this week, for The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities, 1840-1920!