Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Printz Awards - Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi

It felt like Australia Day all over again today.


I am feeling so proud of Australian YA authors, so much so my chest is puffed out to make me look like a robin and I feel a little teary.

Melina Marchetta - the woman I want to hug most in the world, the woman I impatiently waited for eleven years to publish again after Looking for Alibrandi, the woman who made a family member's depression seem less isolating and the woman who gave us Taylor and Jonah. She won the 2009 Printz Award for (On the) Jellicoe Road and I am overcome with joy. Of course, when I emailed her (I can't believe I have her email address!) I didn't gush because I wanted to be a cool sophisticate. But here...I can't seem to help myself. This book deserves every bit of recognition that it gets and it is sublime. READ IT!!!! Twice.

But it gets better. Why? Margo Lanagan got Honors for her novel, Tender Morsels. I haven't read it yet but I sorely wish to. Read her reaction here at her blog.

Australian authors (or OZYA as Simmone referred to them) are plenty talented and I can't wait for more to break the American market. I have a list of links to Australian authors on the right of this screen, do yourself a favour and check them out as well as my featured author, Simmone Howell.

Update - Was truly thrilled when I saw that Justine Larbalestier posted a blog entry about the Printz Awards with the same title as mine. Fate? Or some serious Aussie pride?


Lenore said...

I have Tender Morsels in my pile and yes, now I'm even more excited about reading it.

Just Listen said...

Aussie pride! I'm so happy for Melina! On the Jellicoe Road definately deserved it. AMAZING. :D

Adele said...

Lenore - I can wait to get my hands on Tender Morsels, although it does sound a trifle dark.

Allie - She won the Aurelis award for Finnikin of the Rock too, she is having a great week.

Chicklish said...

Fantastic post, and I love your site!

Luisa :)

Adele said...

Oh thanks, Luisa! I have been checking yours out too.

I probably gushed too much but boy do I think MM is a writing beast (in the best possible way.) She's unstoppable. Cannot wait until The Piper's Son is published.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I didn't know Tender Morsels was by an Aussie author. I've been wanting to read Melina's books though, so I'll defintiely do that as soon as I can.

I'm definitely trying to learn about new authors. I hate hearing about just people from the US.


ed said...


麻將,台灣彩卷,六合彩開獎號碼,運動彩卷,六合彩,線上遊戲,矽谷麻將,明星3缺一,橘子町,麻將大悶鍋,台客麻將,公博,game,,中華職棒,麗的線上小遊戲,國士無雙麻將,麻將館,賭博遊戲,威力彩,威力彩開獎號碼,龍龍運動網,史萊姆,史萊姆好玩遊戲,史萊姆第一個家,史萊姆好玩遊戲區,樂透彩開獎號碼,遊戲天堂,好玩遊戲,遊戲基地,無料遊戲王,好玩遊戲區,麻將遊戲,好玩遊戲區,小遊戲,遊戲區,電玩快打,cs online情色貼圖,日本A片,A片下載,情色A片,AV女優,A漫,免費A片,微風成人,成人網站,成人光碟,嘟嘟成人網,成人,成人影城A片,A片,A片下載,做愛,成人電影,18成人,日本A片,情色小說,情色電影,成人影城,自拍,情色論壇,成人論壇,情色貼圖,情色,免費A片,成人,成人光碟