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A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay short-listed for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016

Walker Books is proud to announce that A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay has been shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016.

A Single Stone
Meg McKinlay
Shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Fiction

Thirty judges considered a record of more than 500 of entries across 10 prize categories, with the winners to be announced on the eve of the Sydney Writers’ Festival on Monday 16 May 2016. $305,000 in prize money will be awarded.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said: “The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been recognising and rewarding our nation’s community of writers across all genres of literature since 1979. I am especially proud to introduce for the first time in 2016 a stand-alone award for Indigenous writers to value their unique contribution to the literary landscape of Australia.”

2016 Senior Judge Ross Grayson Bell commented that: “Across all categories, this year’s nominees reflect a growing diversity of voices that enriches and broadens the Australian literary canon. By bringing new and fresh perspectives to light, our collective horizons are expanded and our understanding of ourselves, and each other, deepened.”

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Walker Books Australia is also passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and is a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is proud to be the home of Black Dog Books, an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia’s finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail.

Last updated on 14/04/16 at 04:18:02
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