Library Association launches new Young Adult Fiction Award
LIANZA, the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, has introduced a new category to the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards to recognise Young Adult’s literature separately from Junior Fiction.
The new LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award recognises the distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults aged 13 years and above, by an author who is a citizen or resident of
The winner of the new award will receive a medal along with a prize pack of children’s books to be donated to a library of the winner’s choice.
The LIANZA Children’s Book Awards celebrate excellence in children’s books and the contribution
These unique awards are judged by a panel of librarians and showcase the expertise of the library and information profession.
The awards include
Submissions have now opened for the awards and details are available on the LIANZA website: http://www.lianza.org.nz/events/childrensbookawards/index.html
To be eligible for the 2010 awards, books must have first been published in
Finalists for the awards will be announced on 1st June 2010 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in
The LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2010 are supported by Wheelers Books and Caffe L’affare.
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