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The Ena Noël Award Shortlist 2024

IBBY has announced the Ena Noël Award Shortlist 2024. The Ena Noël Award is the IBBY Australia Encouragement Award for a young emerging writer or illustrator.

Author Shortlist:

Reece CarterA Girl Called Corpse (Allen & Unwin) reviewed in StoryLinks
Meg Gatland-VenessWhen Only One (Pantera Press)
Jess McGeachinKind (Allen & Unwin) reviewed in StoryLinks 
Kirli SaundersOur Dreaming (Scholastic)
Holden SheppardThe Brink (Text Publishing)
Rhiannon WilliamsDusty in the Outwilds (Hardie Grant) reviewed in StoryLinks 

Illustrator Shortlist:

Gabriel Evans, A Friend for George (Puffin Books) reviewed in StoryLinks
Sally Soweol Han, Tiny Wonders (UQP ) reviewed in StoryLinks
Sher Rill Ng, Be Careful, Xiao Xin! (Working Title Press, Harper Collins) reviewed in StoryLinks
Michelle Pereira, The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name (Hardie Grant) reviewed here in StoryLinks
Jeremy Worrall, Etta and the Shadow Taboo (Hardie Grant)
Since its inception in 1994, The Ena Noël Award has played a significant role in identifying talented emerging writers and illustrators. Congratulations to the shortlisted creators. Do look out for the announcement of the winners on International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) 2nd April 2024.

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