Julie Hunt wins inaugural Readings Childrens Book Prize

Huge congratulations to Julie Hunt, whose wonderful novel

Song for a Scarlet Runner

has won the very first 

Readings Children's Book Prize!

the Readings Prize was established this year to recognise and celebrate books that families love reading together, or that children read under the covers with a torch late into the night because they can't bear to put it down - books they tell their friends about. It aims to raise the profile of debut and on-th-rise Australian authors who will make an important contribution to  the rich variety of Australian publishing.
You can read more about Julie and her book, plus this wonderful initiative by Readings here

Song for a Scarlet Runner is published by Allen and Unwin.

PS It's also on the Shortlist for the CBCA Awards, so fingers crossed for this, Julie!