Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Children's Laureate

For some reason they're calling this Laureate na nÓg- probably to put off all children from paying any attention to it...Otherwise, it's very worthy. Look what Michael Murpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson achieved in the UK.

It is set up to recognise the role and importance of literature for children. This unique honour will be awarded to an established and dynamic children's writer or illustrator in May 2010. 

Laureate na nÓg aims to

1.    Introduce high quality children's literature to a new audience of children, young people and adults
2.    Raise the profile of children's literature in Ireland
3.    Increase media attention for children's literature in Ireland and internationally
4.    Bring children's literature into the mainstream conversation about books and literature in Ireland
5.    Build partnership and cooperation among various players in the children's literature sector 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Think establishing this award is a great idea, as there are so many talented children's writers here that should be recognised. Tks:) Olive