Congratulations Maxine Beneba Clarke (‘Foreign Soil,’ Hachette), Omar Musa (‘Here Come the Dogs,’ Hamish Hamilton), and Alice Pung (‘Laurinda,’ Black Inc.)! One of the judges, Linda Morris, described the writers as ‘outsiders writing about what it is to be outsiders. Their stories are peopled by loners, the disenfranchised, the broken and the criminal. Barely a peep of white […]
Congratulations to the designers of these beautiful books: Jon Foye, ‘Mike I Don’t Like‘ (ABC Books/ HarperCollins); Bruno Herfst & Marc Martin, ‘Max‘ (Viking); Laura Thomas, ‘What Came Before‘ (Viking). http://abda.com.au/
‘The 52-Storey Treehouse‘ by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton won Book of the Year and the award for Younger Children while ‘Foreign Soil‘ by Maxine Beneba Clarke won Literary Fiction Book of the Year. Congratulations all! abiawards.com.au/current-winners/
The Cracks in the Kingdom, published by Pan Macmillan, won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature. The awards were announced at the NSW State Library on May 18. ‘Time slides around the world so strangely…’ It’s not easy being Princess Ko.