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APA Book Design Awards
21 May 2010

Young Designer of the Year: Adam Laszczuk

Best Designed Children's Book Cover: Megan Baker for The Terrible Plop

Best Designed Children's Fiction Book:Tony Palmer for Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children

Best Designed Children's PictureBook: Kirby Armstrong for Wanted: The Perfect Pet

Best Designed Young Adult Book: Adam Laszczuk for Swerve

Best Designed Reference and Scholarly Book: Allison Colopoys for Grand Obsessions

2010 NSW Premier's Literary Award, Patricia Wrightson Prize Winner
19 May 2010

Krakatoa Lighthouse by Allan Baillie

Best Children's Books of the Year: Children's Book Committee of New York's Bank Street College of Education
11 May 2010

Fantasy in the 9-12 category

The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds

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Nam Le Wins 2010 Kathleen Mitchell Award
11 May 2010

Nam Le has been awarded the $10,000 Kathleen Mitchell Award for his critically acclaimed debut book, The Boat.

The Kathleen Mitchell Award is a biennial Award dedicated to encouraging young Australian authors to achieve their dreams.

Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards
05 May 2010

Penguin authors inducted into the Tasting Australia Hall of Fame

Two Penguin authors were honored for their outstanding achievements in the industry:

British chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and writer Jamie Oliver was inducted into the Tasting Australia International Hall of Fame

Australian Maggie Beer was inducted into the Tasting Australia National Hall of Fame

Shortlisted for the Kibble and Dobbie Awards for women writers
28 Apr 2010

The Ghost at the Wedding by Shirley Walker

International Association of Culinary Professionals Announces 2010 Awardees
27 Apr 2010


Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion by Stephanie Alexander

Wine, Beer and Spirits

World Whisky by Charles Maclean

Literary Food Writing

Waste by Tristram Stuart

Design Award

Thai Street Food by David Thompson

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Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award
21 Apr 2010

Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2010
21 Apr 2010
Shortlisted for the Magarey Medal for Biography 2010
21 Apr 2010


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29 Jul 2014
Shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards
The following Penguin Randhom House titles have been shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier's Book Awards:Children's BooksBaby Bedtime by Mem Fox; illustrator Emma QuayFiction

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