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Penguin Australia will publish Peter Carey's new novel Parrot and Olivier in America. The book will hit stores in Australia and New Zealand in November, ahead of its international publication in 2010.
According to Publisher Ben Ball, Parrot and Olivier in America rivals Carey's great comic masterpieces Illywhacker and Oscar & Lucinda.
"Carey has found a subject that allows his virtuoso imagination and powers of linguistic sorcery to operate at full throttle: the birth of modern America," said Ben Ball.
Peter Carey said "I'm very excited indeed to be published by Penguin Australia. Not only is there a great new energy in the company, Penguin is also the sales force that sold Oscar & Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang so well, so it's both dynamic and familiar."
The winner of two Booker Prizes, Peter Carey is one of Australia's finest novelists.
Carey's new novel will be published at Penguin under the Hamish Hamilton imprint.
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The Carnegie Medal and its sister award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, are awarded annually by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at BAFTA in central London on Thursday 25 June.
Book of the Year - Younger Readers
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Book of the Year - Eve Pownall
The Word Spy, Ursula Dubosarsky, Illustrated by Tohby Riddle
The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper
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An Exacting Heart, Jacqueline Kent
Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature
The Word Spy, Ursula Dubosarsky and Tohby Riddle (Illustrator)
Sadie and Ratz, Sonya Hartnett and Ann James (Illustrator)
Nobody Owns the Moon, Tohby Riddle
Further information on the award is available at www.pla.nsw.gov.au/
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