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    Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated authors.

Joy Cowley honoured in NZ with the 2010 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in fiction!

Walker Books Australia Congratulates Joy Cowley! This week Joy was honoured in Wellington, NZ with the 2010 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in fiction.

Storylines NZ reports:
Joy spoke movingly of her great pleasure in receiving the award, and of her belief in the importance of children growing up reading stories about the culture and landscape of their own country (an experience she and her generation lacked at a time when there were few New Zealand children’s writers), and of her own commitment to and love of New Zealand.

This award is a fitting tribute to a beloved writer who has dedicated her life’s work to ensuring that all children not only could read, but that they would enjoy reading – and enjoy reading stories about themselves and the country they grow up in.

For more information:

Creative New Zealand website

Last updated on 25/10/10 at 02:01:33
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