2012 HCA Award Nomination Certificate Presentation

Elizabeth Hutchins, Christobel with her certificate and Angelo Loukakis, Executive Director of the ASA

Elizabeth Hutchins, Christobel with her certificate and Angelo Loukakis, Executive Director of the ASA

South Australian members of the Australian Society of Authors met for their end of year Christmas event in Adelaide on the 4th December.  Included in the evening was the presentation by Elizabeth Hutchins of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award Nomination certificate to Australia’s nominee for writing, Christobel Mattingley, AM.  Mention was made of the high regard with which Christobel is held in South Australia, where she is especially loved and revered by indigenous people for producing Survival in our Own Land which is about Aboriginal experiences in the state since 1836.  Elizabeth highlighted Christobel’s care for people and our world as demonstrated in her concern for world peace in the No Guns for Asmir trilogy, conservation issues in Chelonia Green Champion of Turtles and compassion for those with disabilities in The Race.  Elizabeth concluded “Thank you – you are one of our state’s and Australia’s treasures”.

Shaun Tan limited edition prints available

Shaun Tan printIBBY Australia is  delighted to offer a special Limited Edition Print, Story Furnace by internationally acclaimed Australian author-illustrator and 2008 Hans Christian Andersen Australian illustrator nominee, Shaun Tan.  These fine art prints in a limited edition run of 200 signed and numbered by the artist are reproduced by Splitting Image printers in Melbourne who offer high quality and accurate Giclee prints using light fast inks on archival papers.  The prints are 210mm (w) x 270mm (h) and the original medium was Gouache on paper.
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