Kate De Goldi wins Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal — 07.02.11

Congratulations to Kate De Goldi who has won the 2011 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal.

The award, for a distinguished contribution to New Zealand children's literature, is given annually by the Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust.

Trust Chair, Dr Libby Liimbrick said "Kate De Goldi's achievements over two decades have made a very significant contribution to the continuing rise of children's publishing in New Zealand...Her versatility, creative use of language and reputation as a fine public speaker have earned her a special place among New Zealand writers'.

Previous winners of the Margaret Mahy Medal include Joy Cowley, Lynley Dodd, Gavin Bishop, Maurice Gee, David Hill, publisher Ann Mallinson and educationalist Wayne Mills.