Hazel Edwards

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2011 Astrid Lindgren Award Nominee


Hazel Edwards has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2011 for children's and youth literature. 

From the article: "Australians eye richest literary prize"


Four Australians are in the running to win the world's richest children's and youth literary award, worth almost $800,000.

Authors Hazel Edwards, Morris Gleitzman, and author/illustrators Shaun Tan and Robert Ingpen, are among 175 candidates representing 62 countries vying for the prize.

Nominated by expert organisations across the globe, the candidates were announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair by the chairman of the jury, Larry Lempert, on Monday.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was created by the Swedish government in 2002 to honour the Swedish creator of numerous popular fiction characters including Pippi Longstocking.

It is the world's richest literary award for writers of books for children and young people, and one of the best-endowed of all literary awards.

For more information on the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award click through to the 2011 Nominations Listing


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Events & Appearances 2019

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Masterclass: Complete Your Book in a Year.

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Feb 19th  1. 30-1pm  OAM Wheelers' Hill Library


March 1st (Sun) 1-4pm  Ivanhoe Library 'Writing Non Boring History for Grandkids' 

March 3rd  Dymocks First Tues Bookclub. 6.30  ' Hippo's 4oth' Bookings via Penguin here.

March 4th  International Women's Day. Box Hill Town Hall 6.30

March 6th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

March 27th  Society of Women Writers: 'Authorpreneurship' workshop


April 3rd  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

April 18th  SCBWI   The Dock Library


May 1st  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

May 30th TBC  Library Week  Rosanna Library 1-4 pm 'Writing a Non- Boring Family History' 


June 5th  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'

20/21st  Willy Festival  20/20


July 3rd PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 


August 7th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

Book Week; Larrikin Puppets Musical of 'Hijabi Girl:


Sept 4th PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 


Oct 2nd  PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year'


Nov 6th  PROV  'Complete Your Book in a Year'


Dec 4th PROV Mini Book launch