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Colfer named Irish children’s laureate 

9 May 2014

‘Artemis Fowl’ author Eoin Colfer has been named as the third Laureate na nÓg, the Irish laureate for children’s literature. Colfer replaces illustrator Niamh Sharkey in the two-year position, which...

French named ACLA Children’s Laureate for 2014-2015

27 November 2013

Children’s author Jackie French has been named the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014-2015. Author, actor and director Rhys Muldoon presented French with the laureate’s Magpie Award at a ceremony at the...

Malorie Blackman named UK Children’s Laureate 

5 June 2013

In the UK, children’s author Malorie Blackman has been announced as the new Waterstones Children’s Laureate, reports the Bookseller. Blackman was presented with the Children’s Laureate medal and a cheque...

Australian children’s laureates to attend Bologna summit

13 February 2013

Australia’s inaugural children’s laureates Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor will attend the first international children’s laureate summit at this year's Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The event, to be held on...