[DWJ] Survey Part 3: Everything Else
rene_fleischbein at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 30 10:17:38 EST 2006
that self-promotion wasn't shameless!!! (hi Jackie!)
Manhattan Beach is lovely and the conference should be great! A listmeet
would be fun and we could all watch Howl's Moving Castle together Friday
night- Hope to see you all there!
>From: jackie e stallcup <jstallcup at juno.com>
>Reply-To: Diana Wynne Jones <dwj at suberic.net>
>To: dwj at suberic.net
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] Survey Part 3: Everything Else
>Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 12:35:23 -0800
>Both Margaret Mahy and DWJ have won the Children's Literature
>Association's Phoenix award or Honor award in the past two years. This
>year, dwj won for Howl's Moving Castle and MM was runner up with The
>Tricksters, while last year, MM won with Catalog of the Universe while
>dwj was runner up for Fire and Hemlock.
>Unfortunately, as you all know, dwj isn't up to traveling to California,
>so she won't be speaking at our conference this year or picking up her
>award in person. Last year, MM gave a very enjoyable speech in
>recognition of her award.
>And here's a bit of shameless self-promotion: if you are interested in
>the conference (there will be papers on dwj AND mm this year!!!), here's
>the website for more information: http://wiz.cath.vt.edu/chla/chla2006/
>We'll be meeting in Manhattan Beach California.... I know Rene will be
>there (hi Rene!)... anyone else on the list planning to come? We could
>have a listmeet!
>On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 08:13:35 +1200 "Elizabeth Evans"
><er.evans at auckland.ac.nz> writes:
> > Hallie said:
> > >Writer who most reminds me of DWJ: Margaret Mahy
> > And Emma concurred:
> > I agree heartily with this mystery person's opinion. I discovered
> > both DWJ
> > and Mahy at around the same age, and even managed to get their books
> > mixed
> > up in my head for a while. I am too tired to pin-point the
> > similarities,
> > but think they both write great children/adolescent characters.
> > They're
> > both great at writing believable magic as well.
> > And coincidentally, Margaret Mahy has recently won an award, as I
> > found out yesterday in an emailed news item from our College of
> > Education:
> > - - - - - - -
> > Margaret Mahy the inaugural Sylvia Ashton-Warner Fellow and in
> > residence on campus in 2002, has been awarded the Hans Christian
> > Andersen Award, the "Little Nobel". The award is given biennially by
> > the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) to honour
> > an author who has made a lasting contribution to international
> > children's literature. Previous winners have included Aidan
> > Chambers, Patricia Wrightson and Paula Fox. Nominees for the 2006
> > award included E.L.Konigsburg (USA), Philip Pullman (UK) and Jean
> > Little (Canada).
> > Katherine Paterson our 2005 Fellow, has been awarded the Astrid
> > Lindgren Memorial Award. The Swedish government presents this award
> > annually in memory of Astrid Lindgren, the Swedish writer for
> > children who died in 2002. The award seeks to promote children's and
> > youth literature around the world. Previous winners have included
> > British author Philip Pullman and American author and illustrator
> > Maurice Sendak. Nominees for the 2006 award included David Almond,
> > Quentin Blake, Susan Cooper, Russell Hoban, Shirley Hughes, Michel
> > Morpurgo, Peter Sis and Diana Wynne Jones.
> > Of her work the jury said Katherine "is a brilliant psychologist who
> > gets right under the skin of the vulnerable young people she creates
> > .... she avoids simple solutions, building instead on the inner
> > strength and courage of her main characters."
> > Congratulations to Margaret Mahy and Katherine Paterson!
> > The Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library is privileged to have had such
> > giants of children's literature as recipients of our Fellowship.
> > - - - - - - -
> > Regards
> > Elizabeth.
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