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October was a very busy month for our speakers–not only were they zooming around the country for Book Week sessions, but many of them were picking up special awards along the way! The following speakers received a well-earned acknowledgment of their hard work:

Felice Arena was the recipient of the YABBA Graham Davey Citation for 2020 for his impressive body of work as an author, playwright and actor.

Way Back When Historians won The Historical Interpretation Award at the Victorian Community History Awards for their book Annie’s War: The story of one Boroondara family’s wartime experience.

Tristan Bancks won a YABBA Fiction Award for Years 7-9 for his book Detention.

Christian White won the 2020 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction for his book The Wife and the Widow.

And these speakers received honourable mentions at this year’s CBCA Awards:

Lisa FullerHonour Book for the CBCA 2020 Book of the Year: Older Readers for her YA novel Ghost Bird.

Marc McBrideHonour Book for the CBCA 2020 Book of the Year: Younger Readers for his book The Glimme (illustrator)

Congratulations to all these wonderful authors and illustrators, keep up you amazing work!

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