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The Boat by Nam Le
2009 Prime Minister's Literary Award acceptance speech
If you're listening to this, then right now I'm cruising at 10,000 metres above the Indian Ocean, two-thirds of the way through my 34 hour trip, and completely oblivious to the fact that I'm actually completely gobsmacked. Come to think of it, that's probably not the worst way to be gobsmacked . . . read more
The Terrible Plop (Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrator Andrew Joyner) has won the 2009 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development - Young Children category (approx 2-5 years). This book was selected from an initial field of eighty-four nominations! Congratulations to both Ursula and Andrew. The winners are officially announced on 20 October in Canberra.
Celebrating people who are dedicated to helping others in our community
The Power of One Australian Hero Award rewards and recognises one special person whose commitment to the greater good is an inspiration to those around them. A prize of $50,000 will be presented by Bryce Courtenay to the winner of the 2010 Power of One Australian Hero Award to assist that person to continue their work in the community. This annual award is a joint initiative between Bryce Courtenay and Penguin Books Australia.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from brycecourtenay.com