Jennings presented with CBCA Lifetime Achievement award
Paul Jennings has received the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Lifetime Achievement award, presented at an event at the CBCA conference in Canberra on 2 June.
Jennings is the author of more than 100 books, beginning with Unreal! in 1985, and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. He is a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children’s literature and was awarded the Dromkeen Medal in 2001.
The CBCA Lifetime Achievement award recognises ‘a long-standing contribution by an Australian citizen to Australian children’s books and a lifetime commitment to Australian readers’. It was first presented to Robert Ingpen in 2016 to mark the 70th CBCA Book of the Year Awards.