CBCA Book of Year Awards
2019 Short List Announcement @ SLV
On Tuesday, 26th March at 12 noon, this year's shortlisted books were announced at an event hosted by the Victorian Branch in the magnificent Isabella Fraser Room at the State Library of Victoria.
Guests enjoyed a delicious morning tea, prior to a Wurundjeri "Welcome to Country' by Elder, Auntie Jacqui Wandin. The Chair of CBCA, Prof. Margot Hillel, highlighted the importance of these awards and our Panel of Publishers discussed their "favourite" books.
Niki Horin, Five Mile, adores The Big Hug Book series and her latest favourite is "Love your Body" by Jessica Sander, illustrated by Carol Rossetti.
Jane Pearson, Text Publishing, described her instant 'love' from reading the first paragraph of "The Peacock Detectives" by Carly Nugent - Winner of the Text Prize (and excitingly announced as one of the shortlisted titles at this event).
Erica Wagner, Allen & Unwin, held up her favourite book, "Uhu" by Annette Macarthur-Onslow - Winner of 1970 CBCA Book of the Year Award and delighted us in claiming all "her" other wins!
Then it was the time we were all waiting for - the announcement of this year's Short List.
Indra Kurzeme, Head of Audience Engagement SLV read the first three categories, Older Reader, Younger Reader & Early Childhood, followed by CBCA Chair, Prof. Margot Hillel with the Picture Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Award and CBCA Award for New Illustrator.
Download the Short List results and access the PDF posters
Download the slides used at the announcement via these links
2019 Notable books on display
Short Listed authors and illustrators at this event - Congratulations!L to R - Top row - Patrick Guest, Jane Reiseger, Coral Vass, Carly Nugent, Kate Ryan, Cally Bennett, Lorraine MarwoodBottom row - Elise Hurst, Sarah Epstein, Mandy Ord, Heather Potter, Mark Jackson
Erica Wagner, Michael Wagner & Rachel Flynn
Coral Vass, Sarah Epstein & Mandy Ord
Ella Meave & Kate O'Donnell
Rachel Flynn & Heather Zubek
Christine Oughtred & Ann Haddon (Books Illustrated)
Annie White & Kate Ryan
Mark Jackson & Meg Moores (CBCA Vic Secretary)Alyson O'Brien & Patrick GuestAnna Walker & Elise Hurst
Lorraine Marwood, with her book LEAVE TAKING (University of Queensland Press)
The Text Publishing team with Carly Nugent and her book THE PEACOCK DETECTIVES (Text Publishing)
Julie Murphy & Sophie Groom (Spotlight)
Lorraine & Kelvin Marwood
Carly Nugent, Andrew Wheeler & Jane Pearson
Meg Moores & Auntie Jacqui Wadin