Sunday, August 2, 2009

I am too miffed to discuss this further...

I was a tad miffed to see photos from the Montana Book Awards Ceremony in the social pages of both the Sunday Star Times and The Herald on Sunday yesterday. Neither carried photos from the NZ Post Children's Book Awards back in May. Why are adult writers social and children's writers aren't?

How are children's writers percieved by the public, the media, other writers? I want to know. Will I like what I find out?

1 comment:

fleance (aka TK Roxborogh) said...

didn't you know? Kids don't count. Just as, previously, other-than-white didn't count and, previous to that, women didn't count.

Those in the whanau continue to work long and hard to right this injustice - just slow progress.

am loving reading Fiona Kidman's 'End of Darwin Road' which just hightlights all of the above.

When there is money involved, then they listen. Promise!