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Lester shortlisted for Melbourne Prize for Literature

Prolific children’s author and former Australian Children’s Laureate Alison Lester has been shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Literature. The award is presented triennially to a Victorian author whose body of published work has made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature and to cultural and intellectual life.

Several Australian children’s and YA books have been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards.

Two Australian authors—Wendy Orr and Darren Groth—are among the finalists of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s children’s book awards.

 

Category: Think Australian Junior Award-winners