Three writers of middle grade fiction have been selected as the winners of the 2019 Affirm Press Mentorship Award in partnership with Varuna, which focuses on Young Adult and Middle Fiction manuscripts for the first time.
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Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester has won the 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Award for Book of the Year, Early Childhood.
Mad Dogs and Thunderbolts is the fourth book in Ben Pobjie’s uproarious appraisal of Australian history. But what is it about the past that fascinates Australia’s most irreverent historian so much?