Born 25 February 1960. Died 5 October 2016.
Freya Blackwood made history in 2015 when three of her books won top honours in the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards. It was the first time an illustrator had been awarded Book of the Year in three separate categories, an outstanding achievement for someone who didn’t originally set out to create children’s books.
Authors, illustrators and publishers, the submission window is now open for the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Please check the eligibility criteria at our Awards Entry Information page here, or go straight to the Entry Form for download here.
Established in 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.
The CBCA presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature.
In 2015, the CBCA celebrated 70 years of enjoying and promoting the best of Australian literature for children and young people.