CBCA NSW Branch announces winner 2018 Lady Cutler Award

The Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW Branch is pleased to announce that Karen Jameyson has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the LADY CUTLER AWARD.

Karen has devoted her life to the promotion and dissemination of great children’s literature. Through her editing, reviewing, advocacy, volunteer work and writing, Karen has enriched and supported the work of Australian children’s authors and illustrators and promoted their work internationally.

Karen’s passion for children and their reading has been a feature of her role at The School Magazine where she has liaised with publishers and publicists to select forty books each year for the School Magazine’s Bookshelf section. Each month student readers have eagerly turned to the Bookshelf section first to see what book is being featured and to race to the library to borrow. According to Tohby Riddle, Karen has brought “a keen and knowledgeable eye for quality” to this task. Her enthusiasm for authors and illustrators, both emerging and well known and her relationship with publishers knows no bounds.

She has supported the CBCA since her arrival in Australia, joining the NSW Branch committee and volunteering on national conference committees. Most recently Karen has been a key contributor to the revitalisation of IBBY Australia. IBBY Australia President Robin Morrow comments: “Karen is a quiet but strong member of the committee offering wise advice and practical hard work, as well as her deep knowledge of literature. We all value her collegiate spirit and friendship.”

The Lady Cutler Award commemorates the contribution to the Children’s
Book Council NSW Branch by former patron, Lady Helen Cutler, and is presented for Distinguished Service in the field of Australian Children’s Literature.

Karen Jameyson will receive this award in Sydney at the Lady Cutler Event to be held on the evening of September 14, at the Royal Automobile Club, Sydney. All are welcome to attend this event. Guest speaker delivering the Maurice Saxby Oration is Bruce Pascoe. Bookings may be made online at https://trybooking.com/WETA

 

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Preview the Exhibition of IBBY Honour Books

IBBY members and friends are invited to a Preview of the Exhibition of IBBY Honour Books. For the first time in Australia, this travelling exhibition showcases outstanding books from IBBY member countries. IBBY Honour Books 2018 comprises 191 books in 50 different languages from 61 countries and the Australian IBBY Honour Books (1962 to 2018).

Sunday 7 October 2018, 2.00 pm
Woden Public Library, Canberra

See IBBY AGM 2018 flyer for details

The exhibition preview is preceeded by the IBBY Australia AGM
and guest presenters at 1:30pm