Sunday, 19 April 2015

Fiction - Tom Fitzgibbon Award Winner 2014

Suzanne signed many copies of her book
Last night I went to the Wellington launch by Fleur Beale out at the Children’s Bookshop at Kilbirnie of Suzanne Main’s How I alienated my Grandmother.  It was a very happy occasion with many of Suzanne’s friends and family who had gathered to congratulate her both on the publication of the book and on its being awarded the Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2014. (The book had already been launched by Fleur in Auckland at the Margaret Mahy Day a couple of weeks ago)

There was a table full of delicious child appreciated food - much enjoyed by a group of (mainly) small boys who divided their attention between this and listening quite spellbound to the reading of the first chapter of the book. 

Fleur launches the book - again!
Ruth McIntyre  read a message from the publisher, Scholastic NZ

Good books and good food go together

(Images Barbara Murison)

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