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Allen & Unwin is thrilled to congratulate Alison Lester on winning the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Literature 2018.
This is the first time a children’s author has won the prize, and is well-deserved recognition for Alison’s outstanding body of work, and the contribution she has made to Australian literature.
‘Many of Alison Lester’s titles including Magic Beach, Imagine and Noni the Pony have become Australian classics, beloved by children and adults alike. Allen & Unwin is proud to be one of her publishers, and we are over the moon that her wonderful books have been celebrated with the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature.’—Eva Mills, publishing director, books for children and young adults.
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