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Eloise Quinn-Valentine Wins First Prize at the Salisbury Writers Festival

Congratulations to Young Writers Group member Eloise Quinn-Valentine, whose story ‘Clear Waters’ beat one hundred others from South Australia to win first prize in the Youth Division of the 2013 Salisbury Writers Festival Writing Competition. Eloise is fifteen years old.

You can read her prizewinning story below.

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CBCA Winners Announced

Today is the first day of Book Week, which runs until next Friday, August 23. The winners of the Children’s Book Council of Australia‘s Book of the Year Awards were announced yesterday, and they are:

Sea HeartsOlder Readers Book of the Year 2013

Winner: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan

Honours:
The Ink Bridge, Neil Grant
Friday Brown, Vikki Wakefield

Children of the KingYounger Readers Book of the Year 2013

Winner: The Children of the King, Sonya Hartnett

Honours:
Pennies for Hitler, Jackie French
The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk, Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King

Terrible SuitcaseEarly Childhood Book of the Year 2013

Winner: The Terrible Suitcase, Emma Allen and Freya Blackwood

Honours:
With Nan, Tania Cox and Karen Blair
Too Many Elephants in This House, Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner *

The CoatPicture Book of the Year 2013

Winner: The Coat, Ron Brooks and Julie Hunt

Honours:
Herman and Rosie, Gus Gordon
Sophie Scott Goes South, Alison Lester

Tom the Outback MailmanEve Pownall Information Book of the Year 2013

Winner: Tom the Outback Mailman, Kristin Weidenbach and Tony Ide

Honours:
Lyrebird! A True Story, Jackie Kerin and Peter Gouldthorpe
Topsy-Turvy World: How Australian Animals Puzzled Early Explorers, Kirsty Murray

* If I’d been judging it, Too Many Elephants in This House would have won the whole thing.