Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gecko Press Wings Bologna Prize
Wellington based children's publisher Gecko Press has won the 'Bologna Prize for the Best Children's Publisher of the Year in Oceania' at a ceremony last night in the 250 year-old Teatro Communale, the famous Bologna Opera House. The awards were initiated this year as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
The awards went to publishers in each region of Europe, Africa, Asia, central-South America, North America and Oceania, for courageous and innovative publishing in the past year.
Exhibitors at the Bologna Children's Book Fair voted for the winners.
Publisher Julia Marshall was honored to receive the award. "We are very grateful to all the originating publishers of the books we choose to translate for our list, and to all our very special Gecko Press authors, illustrators and publishing team. We are extraordinarily proud to be recognized for publishing curiously good children's books, as we enter our eighth year in publishing."