Announcement of the winners of the Children’s Literature Environment Prize and the Karajia Prize 2022

The Wilderness Society has announced the winners of the 2022 Environment Prize for Children’s Literature and the inaugural Karajia Prize for First Nations Children’s Storytelling.

The winners in each category are:

Illustrated Fiction (co-winners)

  • Share (Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson, illustrations by Leanne Mulgo Watson, Magabala)
  • River (Sally Morgan, illustration of Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr, Magabala)

nonfiction

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature (Sami Bayly, Lothian)

Fiction

  • Bailey Finch takes a stand (Ingrid Laguna, Text)

Karajia Prize (co-winners)

  • Share (Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson, illustrations by Leanne Mulgo Watson, Magabala)
  • Somebody’s Land: welcome to our land (Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing, illustrations by David Hardy, A&U).

This year’s judges – Corey Tutt, Megan Daley, Corrina Eccles, Bunna Lawrie, Nat Amoore and Paul McDermott – chose the winners from shortlists announced in July.

In the 29th year of the award, winners were announced at a special ceremony at Sydney’s Gleebooks bookshop. For more information, see the Wilderness Society website.

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