Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Melina Wins Again

Melina Marchetta's day kinda rocked.

She won the Printz Award for Jellicoe Road and the Aurealis Award for Best YA Novel for Finnkin of the Rock

What are the Aurealis Awards?

An Australian literary award that "...recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers."

Why she won?

"This year’s winner astounded with its originality, depth and the power of its language. It is beautifully executed, genuinely YA, and a breath of fresh air. Working on and around the “traditional” fantasy envelope, it explored
tragedy and triumph, human frailty, depravity and healing – and kept surprising us with the directions it took. Truly fantastic."

Congrats Melina! I also think you should go and buy a lottery ticket the way your day is turning out. Not that your wins mean you are lucky, it's the result of much hard work but you are definitely in the winner-zone.

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