Rita Angus: An Artist's Life by Jill Trevelyan, published by Te Papa Press, has won the 2009 Nielsen BookData NZ Bookseller's Choice Award, which is the title booksellers voted as the book they most enjoyed selling during the year.
Organizers described Rita Angus: An Artist's Life as "the first biography of this well-loved and significant New Zealand artist . . . a pioneer of modern painting during the 1930s and 1940s who went on to become one of New Zealand's leading 20th century artists." The book has more than 150 artworks and photographs.