Prizes and Patrick…yes please

2013 Text Prize

The shortlist for the 2013 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing was announced this morning with four talented authors chosen from 350 submissions.  This all female line up at in competition for the $10,000 prize.

The winner is to be announced on Wednesday, 29th of May.


The shortlisted authors are:

  • Waer by Meg Caddy
  • Lost Vegas by Jo Hegerty
  • Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller
  • Flood Damage by Diana Sweeney

Short synopsis of each of their titles can be found here.


Patrick Ness – Exclusive Melbourne Event

The Melbourne Writers Festival hosted the fantastic UK author extraordinaire Patrick Ness  for an event at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Why attend?  If you’re love a good book  this man is the guy to see.   Also, the entire Centre for Youth Literature team will be in attendance so you know it is worth the journey!

Ness  is the magnificent imagination behind the Chaos Walking trilogy which won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal.  His latest release, The Crane Wife, is “… a wise and romantic story about the creative imagination and the redemptive power of love.

More information can be found here.

Where: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne

When: Monday – May 20th, 6.45-7.45pm

Cost: $20 ($12 concession)


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