Judith developed the story and illustrations as part of her Brisbane-based fellowship in 2013; In fact, she opted for Brisbane in order to spend time in the Botanic Gardens, creating sketches for the conservatory of the Hotel Majestic where Withering-by-Sea begins.
Congratulations too to the formidable author-illustrator team of Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood, who appear twice in the awards list. Libby has enjoyed two fellowships - one in Canberra in 2004 and one in Adelaide in 2007, while Freya received a mentorship through the Trust in 2003.
We hope you had a great Book Week.
It was wonderful to hear Gretel Killeen on Radio National’s Life Matters describing how books allow young readers “to invest in their own minds and time.”