Thirst has been shortlisted for the Arts South Australia Adelaide Festival Children’s Literature Prize. I am off to Adelaide in a couple of weeks to attend the festivities and the presentation dinner.
Thirst is in fine company. Also shortlisted were:
Hello From Nowhere by Raewyn Caisley
Crossing by Catherine Norton
Figgy in the World by Tamsin Janu
One Minute’s Silence by David Metzenthen and Michael Camilleri
Paper Planes by Allayne L. Webster.
Judging Criteria: Children’s Literature Award ($15,000) For a published book, fiction or non-fiction aimed at readers up to approximately 11 years. The book must have a substantial literary content.