The Margaret Mahy Medal for outstanding achievement in literature goes to David Elliott

Storylines Children’s Literarture Foundation warmly invite you to attend the presentation of pp_david_elliotthe Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of children’s literature and/or literacy education on Saturday 29 March 2014 at Kings School, Remuera, Auckland.

The recipient of the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal presents a lecture which is subsequently published. The Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal is New Zealand’s highest honour awarded to an individual who has achieved in the field of children’s literature.

This year’s recipient of the Margaret Mahy Medal is David Elliot. He has published more than thirty books, illustrating both his own texts and stories by writers such as Margaret Mahy and Janet Frame, and for the acclaimed American Redwall series.

Prior to the presentation of the award, the Storylines Children’s Literature Foundation of NZ Inc. holds its annual meeting, followed by the presentation of a number of awards. All AGM paperwork can be viewed online. Members must be logged onto the website to view.

These include awards for new manuscripts: the Storylines Joy Cowley Award; the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award and the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much Loved Book, one which has been in print for many years but not received a national award. Also being launched is the Tom Fitzgibbon Award winner 2013, Juliet Jacka.

Books will be available for purchase on the day and the opportunity to win a David Elliot print.

Registrations are now open and tickets can be purchased online. Alternatively, a registration form can be downloaded and posted.