The hilarious THE 13-STOREY TREEHOUSE by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has won the best fiction for older readers category at the 2012 KOALA (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards), KROC (Kids Reading Oz Choice) and COOL (Canberra's Own Outstanding List) awards. This follows the 2011 success of THE VERY BAD BOOK, which also won an array of prizes - all voted for by Australian children. Congratulations Andy and Terry!
Well done to Sally Rippin, whose book has won its category at the 2012 KROC (Kids Reading Oz Choice) awards. BILLIE B BROWN: THE BIRTHDAY MIX-UP won in the best fiction for younger readers category. The KROCs were judged by true critics - kids from all across the Northern Territory. Congratulations!
We've received the great news that John Larkin has won a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for his brilliant novel, THE SHADOW GIRL, which took out the Young Adults category! Congratulations, John.
To raise awareness for World Mental Health Day (October 10), Matthew Johnstone has teamed up with the World Health Organisation to make two incredible animated videos on the subject of depression. Author of the books I HAD A BLACK DOG and LIVING WITH A BLACK DOG, both videos feature Matthew's 'black dog' (his depression) and show ways to help overcome the condition. If you have a spare five minutes, don't hesitate to watch them here and here.
Huge congratulations to Zoe Foster, who won the Cosmo Fun Fearless Author of The Year award as well as taking out the overall Fun Fearless Woman 2012 prize. Zoe's latest book THE YOUNGER MAN is in stores now!
Well done to Alice Pung who has won the non-fiction prize at this year's WA Premier's Awards. With a record-breaking field of entries, HER FATHER'S DAUGHTER is a very deserving winner! Congratulations, Alice.