thirst 2Thirst 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: AFAL-image-721x2001

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.