Children’s Book Festival 2012: In Conversation with Boori Monty Pryor and Alison Lester
For the Children’s Book Festival, co-presented with the State Library of Victoria, 2012-2013 Australian Children’s Laureates Boori Monty Pryor and Alison Lester join Paula Kelly to discuss their travels as part of the Laureate programme – as well as their love of reading, the value of inspirational storytelling for kids, their plans for further books and their love of meeting children all over Australia.
Boori Monty Pryor is an indigenous Australian born in Townsville, North Queensland in 1950.
In a career spanning decades, Alison Lester has written many books and has won several prestigious awards including the 2005 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Alison was Australia’s Inaugural Children’s Laureate from 2011 to 2013.