Why MYSTERIES? Because that is the genre I read. Why PARADISE? Because that is where I live.
Among other things, this blog, the result of a 2008 New Year's resolution, will act as a record of books that I've read, and random thoughts.
Australia Day - Australian Children's authors honoured
Australia Post has added 5 popular children's authors to its Australian Legends series.
The 2019 legends – Mem Fox AM, Morris Gleitzman, Leigh Hobbs, Alison
Lester and Shaun Tan – will each have their portrait featured on new
postage stamps which forms part of the 2019 Australian Legends of
Children’s Literature stamp issue.
Now in its 23rd year, the Australia Post
Legends Award celebrates living Australians who have made a unique
contribution to the nation through their field of endeavour, inspiring
the community and influencing the way Australians think about themselves
and the community.
Past recipients include Sir Donald
Bradman, Dame Joan Sutherland, Barry Humphries, Sir Gustav Nossal, Dame
Elisabeth Murdoch, Cate Blanchett, Stephanie Alexander, Rod Laver and
Bert Newton. A complete list of recipients can be found at www.auspost.com.au.
2010 Australian Legends of the Written Word
Peter Carey AO
Bryce Courtenay AM
Thomas Keneally AO
Colleen McCullough AO