Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best-loved writers for children and adults, with an international reputation. She has won a multitude of awards and honours for her bestselling books, including the Prime Minister’s Award for contribution to literature. She was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018. What… Read more »
I’ve lived my whole life with Joy Cowley’s stories and was totally stunned when I was invited into the Gecko Press office and asked if I’d like to illustrate a collection of them. I felt pretty daunted, but also very excited and I couldn’t wait to start drawing.
In her warm and engaging talk ‘The Power of Story’, Joy Cowley will draw on a lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read.
Joy Cowley and Ulf Stark didn’t get the Hans Christian Andersen Award, but it was already an amazing achievement to be shortlisted… Some photos from the conference
The shortlist for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award – the world’s most prestigious children’s book award – has been announced:
A free session with Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop at the Marlborough Book Festival.
John McIntyre from The Children’s Bookshop speaks about the wonderful experience of reading your first chapter books. Helper and Helper makes his list.