Saturday, October 13, 2012
Three Aussie authors nominated for premier children’s book award
Australian children’s book author Jackie French, who has published over 100 books, including the classic Diary of a Wombat, has been shortlisted yet again for the world’s largest children’s literature award.
She is joined by two compatriots, Ursula Dubosarsky and Melina Mrchetta, who are among the 207 candidates from 67 countries shortlisted for the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
The list of nominees was announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Thursday.