‘Writing Clementine’ wins Ena Noël Award
Kate Gordon’s YA novel Writing Clementine (A&U) has won the 2016 Ena Noël Award, a biennial prize administered by the Australian branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) to encourage emerging writers and illustrators.
In a statement, IBBY Australia described Gordon’s novel as ‘a refreshing and multi-layered story about the lives of believable young people’. ‘Kate Gordon writes with insight, sensitivity and humour; her fluid style keeps the reader fully involved in Clementine’s story, as she deals with such problems as female friendships and bullying, and enjoys embarking on new ventures—a burgeoning romance, and the world of steampunk.’
The Ena Noël Award was established in 1994 by IBBY Australia founding president Ena Noël and is open to Australian creators under the age of 35 who have had a book published in the two years prior to the award closing date. For more information, click here.