Epsom Campus, Epsom Avenue
Celebrate with the writers and illustrators as we present awards and certificates for the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, the manuscript awards, the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for a new illustrator, and the 2019 Notable Books. Highlight of the afternoon will be the presentation by Mandy Hager of her Margaret Mahy lecture. Multi-award-winning Wellington-based author Mandy Hager is the winner of the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for life-time achievement and a distinguished contribution to New Zealand’s literature for young people. Best-known as a writer of young adult fiction, Mandy Hagar has also written fiction and non-fiction for younger children, as well as film scripts and educational programmes. In 2017 she published her first adult novel, Heloise, long-listed for New Zealand’s premier adult Ockham Book Awards. For ticket information go to www.storylines.org.nz Open to all but registration is essential!