Monday, January 22, 2007


The Australians have done well again in another set of international awards yet without actually taking out the big gongs: Surrender by Sonya Hartnett and The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak were both Prinz honor books. The winner was a graphic novel: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Susan Patron has won the John Newbery Medal for her novel The Higher Power of Lucky, illustrated by Matt Phelan and David Wiesner won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for Flotsam.

1 comment:

Khylan Seriphyn said...

Hi Andrew,

I like your blog. Full of very interesting information. I happened upon it via the navigation pane.

Its very encouraging to see Australian authors getting international recognition. I know we have Garth Nix as one of our international successes. I'm happy too see that more follow.