Thursday, March 17, 2016
Storylines’ National Awards Shortlist Announced Today
Storylines’ annual celebration of New Zealand’s writers
of children’s literature, their books and achievements
The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust has today announced the shortlists for its three major national writers’ awards: the Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, the Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a junior novel manuscript, and the Tessa Duder Award for a young adult novel manuscript.
‘These prestigious national awards recognise and reward both established and emerging New Zealand writers of children’s literature.’ says Gillian Wess, Storylines Executive Officer.
The three shortlists follow, and are also posted on: http://www.storylines.org.nz.
Storylines Joy Cowley Award Shortlist
(in association with Scholastic New Zealand; open to all New Zealand writers)
The Boy who could Fly, Nikki Cockburn, Lower Hutt
Little Brown Mouse, Hayley Bowman, Wellington
Mysterious Day in the Middle of May, Belinda O’Keefe, Christchurch
No Mess and No Noise, Monique Reymer, Ohaupo (Waikato)
The Rare and Endangered Archew, Sarah Grundy, Wellington
NOTE: This award is made annually, when merited, and includes editorial direction by Joy Cowley. There is a monetary prize of $1500 with an offer of publication by Scholastic New Zealand Limited.
Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award Shortlist
(in association with Scholastic New Zealand; open to previously unpublished writers)
Mud Boy, Melanie Dixon, Lyttelton
Tilly and the Trophy Tryouts, Christine Walker, Christchurch
Tui Street Tales, Anne Kayes, Auckland
NOTE: This award is made annually, when merited, to the author of a work of fiction for children between seven and 13 years of age. The award carries a monetary prize of $1500 and an offer of publication by Scholastic New Zealand.
Storylines Tessa Duder Award
(sponsored by Walker Books, Australia, open to all New Zealand writers)
Grow, Amy Martin, Ohaupo (Waikato)
The Knowledge Keeper, Jessica Pawley, Red Beach, Auckland
The Sin Chronicles: New Blood, Gareth Ward, Havelock North
Wild Cards, Fifi Colston, Wellington
NOTE: This award is made biennially, when merited, to the New Zealand author of a work of fiction for young adults aged 13 and above. The award carries a monetary prize of $1500. It was last awarded in 2012.
The winners will be announced at the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Presentation and National Awards Day on Sunday 3 April. The event is held in Auckland each year on the weekend closest to International Children’s Book Day, 2 April - Hans Christian Andersen's birthday.
DETAILS: 2.30-5.30pm, Sunday 3 April at the Music Auditorium at Auckland University Epsom campus. Parking is at Gate 2, Epsom Ave, Epsom.