Kozlowski wins Leila St John Award
Children’s book specialist Kathy Kozlowski has received the annual Leila St John Award, presented by Victorian branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA).
Kozlowski has spent over 50 years working with children’s books, both in Australia and in London. She has worked in libraries, bookshops and in children’s publishing, including at Walker Books and Penguin Books, where she worked on the Australian Puffin List. Having worked for Albert Ullin at The Little Bookroom for 17 years, she now works at Readings as a children’s book specialist.
‘Kathy is an incredible asset to the book world and an invaluable resource for so many parents, grandparents and children. She has always been a passionate advocate for quality children’s literature and her contribution to the Australian children’s literary landscape is outstanding,’ said the award organisers.
Kozlowski received the award at an event on Tuesday, 19 March.
The Leila St John Award is named after the founding member of the Victorian branch of the CBCA and is awarded for services to children’s literature in Victoria. For more information, see the CBCA website.