21 October 2009

In the spirit of spring racing

This is the winners post!

Wooh! Wooh! Wooh! for Kate Constable whose book Winter of Grace (part of the Girlfriend Fiction series) is in a photo-finish with Christine Harris's Audrey Goes to Town in the biennial Children's Peace Literature Award.*

And Wooh! Wooh! Wooh! for Shaun Tan whose Tales From Outer Suburbia was first past the post for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis for Best Picture Book, at the Frankfurt Book Fair.**

*Congratulations to all short-listed authors (which includes Kate's co-rider-in-a-forthcoming-Girlfriend-Fiction Penni Russon and Girlfriend Fiction stablemate Barry Jonsberg).

** The Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis had a distinctly Australian flavour to it this year with Marcus Zusak getting his nose in front for the Youth Jury prize.

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