Lorraine Marwood has won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction for STARJUMPS, a book she wrote during her MGCLT CTR Fellowship in Adelaide. All at MGCLT offer Lorraine warm felicitations and our heartiest congratulations.
The judges commented: "Star Jumps was selected as the winner of the 2010 Children's Fiction Award for it is a deceptively simple work with enormous resonance which, in the verse novel format, both evokes a place with warmth and great empathy, and enters into the world of the child with lucid charm and clarity. Star Jumps takes the reader into the lives of a family at a moment of change, sharing with the reader joy, fear and hope. It was the ‘surprise package’ in the list and the voice in which it is written is appealing, authentic and irresistible."