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Multiple awards for ‘Words in Deep Blue’

Cath Crowley’s YA novel Words in Deep Blue (Pan Macmillan)—a love story between estranged best friends set in a Melbourne secondhand bookshop—has picked up multiple awards in the past few weeks. The novel won the teen reader-selected Gold Inky Award and the Queensland Literary Award for YA. Lisa Shanahan’s The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler (Allen & Unwin) also picked up the Queensland Literary Award for Children’s Books.

The winners of the Australian Family Therapists’ Awards for Children’s Literature have been announced. Saving Jazz by Kate McCaffrey (Fremantle Press) won the Older Readers Award and Out (Angela May George, illus by Owen Swan, Scholastic) won the Young Readers/Picture Book Award.

Nine Australian authors and illustrators and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation have been nominated for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.


Category: Think Australian Junior Award-winners