Nominations for the Nan Chauncy Award now open



Nominations are now called for the CBCA Nan Chauncy Award, to be conferred in Book Week 2015.

The Award has been created to honour an Australian citizen who has made an outstanding contribution, over a period of years,  to the field of Australian children’s literature. Such a person could be an editor, publisher, teacher, teacher-librarian, bookseller, lecturer, researcher, author, illustrator etc. Financial and Life Members of CBCA may nominate eligible people.

If you know someone who deserves to be nominated for the Nan Chauncy Award, go to our website, download the nomination form and send it in to us by 31/03/15.

About Nan Chauncy

Nan Chauncy (1900-70) is a distinguished award-winning writer who, in 1961, was the first Australian author to be awarded the international honour of the Hans Christian Andersen Diploma of Merit. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and her first novel, They Found a Cave (1948), was made into a feature film in 1960. More recently, her award-winning novel Devil’s Hill was dramatised in the bicentennial television series, Touch the Sun.  Her home in Tasmania, Chauncy Vale, is now the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary and is open to the public.

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