Tessa Duder Award
The Storylines Tessa Duder Award was inaugurated in 2010.
It is made biennially, when merited, to the author of a work of fiction for young adults aged 13 and above. The writer, who must be a New Zealand resident, must not have had a trade book for children or young adults previously published, nor have one in the process of publication.
Manuscripts, with accompanying form and fee payment, mustbe postmarked no later than 31 October every second year.
The award winner is announced in March and the published book launched the following year.
The Storylines Tessa Duder Award recognises Tessa Duder’s outstanding contribution to children’s literature, both in terms of publishing output and her tireless work in the area of children’s literacy.
The recipients of the Storylines Tessa Duder Award are:2011: Hugh Brown; manuscript published as Reach.
2012: Rachel Stedman; manuscript published as A Necklace of Souls.
2013: no award
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