Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award Winner Announced
STORYLINES BETTY GILDERDALE AWARD goes
to Wellington’s Maureen Crisp
teacher, author and literary blogger Maureen Crisp has been announced
as the winner of the 2017 Storylines Betty Gilderdale award for
outstanding service to children’s literature.
"Storylines is delighted to honour Maureen as one of the unsung
heroes of children’s literature in this country", says Storylines
chair Dr Libby Limbrick. "She was convenor of two national
conferences for children’s writers and illustrators, in 2009 and 2015,
and also serves as president of the Wellington Children’s Book
weekly blog on news and views on children’s publishing is followed by
many published and aspiring writers. She also began and continues to
contribute to the online children’s writing competition Fabo Story, an
opportunity enjoyed by many hundreds of children around the
Maureen Crisp is also a published author of junior fiction.
The Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award honours Betty Gilderdale, a
lifelong advocate and supporter of children’s literature, through her
academic research, work as a reviewer and 30 years' committee service
to Auckland’s Children’s Literature Association. Prior to 2000, the
award was known as the Children’s Literature Association’s Award for
Services to Children’s Literature.
The Award is given for outstanding service to children’s literature and
literacy and carries a monetary prize of $2000.
As part of the award presentation, to be held in Wellington on Monday
27 November, Maureen Crisp will deliver the 40 minute Storylines Spring