Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Winner of the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature:

My Australian Story: The Hunt for Ned Kelly, Sophie Masson (Scholastic)

Winner of the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature:

Graffiti Moon, Cath Crowley (Pan Macmillan)

Congratulations to both winners! Especially Cath, because she is a special local author and beloved by the Younger Sun. We even launched Graffiti Moon last year. We love it so.

Pics from launch:

That's Cath on the right.
And here's a Graffiti Moon cake:

And we cannot forget to offer our best Younger Sun congratulations to Libby Gleeson, who received the special award for all her amazing contributions to children's literature since 1985's excellent novel Eleanor, Elizabeth, which was one of my favourite and best books growing up.
Libby's latest book I am Thomas (illustrated by Armin Greder) is in stock now:

You can see all the other winners and find more information here.

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