These wonderful writers will hold the position for 2012-2013 with a new Laureate announced in 2014.
It is wonderful that we have such amazing writers to fill such positions.
Alison Lester has a career spanning over 20 years as both writer and illustrator. For a complete list of her titles go here. She has been shortlisted for and won awards including the CBCA Picture Book of the Year and the Prime Minister’s Awards.
She has been quoted as saying, ‘Every child has a story to tell. I’m looking forward to continuing my work with kids and helping them to turn their stories into books.’
Boori Monty Pryor is a native North Queenslander, a descendant of the Kungganji and Kukuimudji. His books have been highly commended in many ways including the CBCA Awards, various Premier’s Awards and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. A list of his works can be found here. Boori writes about finding strength within to deal with the challenges without.
He has said that throughout his tenure he is looking forward to spreading ‘the write words to make ours a nation of readers!’
Once again a huge congrats to both of these fantastic children’s authors.
Further information on the Australian Children’s Laureate Initiative can be found here.