This last week has seen the announcement of our two biggest awards for writers here in Australia.
The most prestigious of our awards is the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards announced last Thursday. You can read all about the books here.
Probably of more interest to me, however, were the Children’s Book of the Year Awards for our best children’s books. We have arguably some of the very best writers for children anywhere in the world. You can see the list of winners in each of the categories here. This award has been run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia for many decades. The list of winners is a Who’s Who of children’s writers in Australia.