17 August, 2007

Un-embargoed news I

Red Spikes is the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year: Older Readers!

And Shaun's The Arrival is picture book of the year - well, of course it is!

9 Comments:

Anonymous jonathan said...

Yay for Margo!! Had my fingers crossed for you. Your acceptance speech was wonderful too.

Shaun Tan had to win, there was never any doubt. I was also really happy for David Cornish getting an honour book mention - he seems like a super nice guy.

17 August, 2007 21:36  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Thanks, Jonathan - yes, I was sitting next to David; I can verify that he IS a super nice guy! And I'm glad you liked the speech - I had a couple of goes at it before I managed a tone I liked.

17 August, 2007 21:53  
Blogger Misrule said...

Hey Margo,

From Town Hall Station to the winners circle! So very happy for you—and now I want to read your speech.

More congratulations than I can express.

Judy x

18 August, 2007 00:43  
Blogger Kt said...

Yay Margo!
I had a phone call today from a friend (who's the YA librarian at Mosman Library) to tell me the good news and ask me to pass on her congrats too.

(Up late editing DE Block 1 procedures - still!)

18 August, 2007 00:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Margo. Congrats! CW seems so far in the past now, doesn't it? Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy here.

-DAN

18 August, 2007 03:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippeeee!! Congratulations!

Please, please post your acceptance speech here...

Jane

18 August, 2007 08:59  
Blogger James Roy said...

Margo,

Congrats on a well-deserved win. Wow, a book of short stories winning the CBC - it gives some of us hope...

James Roy

18 August, 2007 11:20  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Hi Judy: Embargoed news is the most uncomfortable thing to carry around (on top of all Steven's art supplies and Harry's sushi!

Thanks, Kate: My sympathies - DE again? I thought they were done and dusted. Ian is making noises about getting me back to TULO in September; I'm strenuously thinking up schemes to keep going as a full-time writer... Thanks, and thank your friend at Mosman, too!

Dan, that decade-iversary is looking awfully close. You should get Red Spikes in Canada pretty soon - it's due for North American release on 9 October.

Thanks, Jane. Next blog entry will be the speech, I promise.

And Jim - yes, go short stories! Perfect YA reading - pretty good for growed-ups, too. May they (the stories, not the grown-ups) never die.

18 August, 2007 15:13  
Blogger Amy Fiske said...

Congrats from across the pond! Rock on, sistah!

21 August, 2007 03:08  

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