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Friday, August 10, 2012

LIANZA Awards Announced

LIANZA received over 110 nominations for their 2012 awards. The winners were announced at a function in Wellington on Monday.

The LIANZA Children’s Book Award 2012 Winners:

LIANZA Junior Fiction Award – Esther Glen MedalThe Travelling Restaurant by Barbara Else, (GECKO Press).

LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award
Pyre of Queens by David Hair, (Penguin NZ)

LIANZA Illustration Award - Russell Clark Award
Râhui by Chris Szekely and Malcolm Ross, (Huia).

LIANZA Non Fiction Award – Elsie Locke Medal
Nice Day for a War by Chris Slane and Matt Elliott, illustrated by Chris Slane (HarperCollins Publishers (NZ) Ltd).

Te Kura Pounamu (te reo Mâori)
Ngâ Taniwha i te-Whanga-nui-a-Tara by Moira Wairama and Bruce Potter, (Penguin NZ).

The winner of each category was awarded a medal or taonga and $1,000.

Librarians’ Choice Award
Râhui by Chris Szekely and Malcolm Ross, (Huia).

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