My heart shivered today at Bankstown Public School. These beautiful kids were so grateful for the gift of books through Books in Homes Australia. They sung and clapped. I addressed them - lucky me! So they laughed and clapped some more. Hundreds of kids from this diverse area shared their ideas with me - do know what they want? A little girl said 'No more War.' Another said. 'End to corona.' Another said.' Save our environment.' I LOVE them so much. Then I got another thrill. The Principal Ben Walsh is my BIG fan. He's taught 'I Am Jack' to kids from year 3-6 forever! Thankyou to the Assistant Principal Brooke Beynon who organised it - she's wonderful.That you to the incredibly supportive staff too.
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I love doing these. The kids are so excited to get their books.
I love Books In Homes.
I worked out of Bankstown Community Health AND the diverse backgrounds, socio-economic and cultural differences MADE it a ground where a thirst for all things especially education was palpable!!! We'll done Susanne!!!! 📚 💌📖💌
Thank you Susanne for your visit today to my children school (Bankstown Public) .. you made their day and kids didn’t stop talking about you
Heart in the pandemic with Indian & Australian writers sharing story for inclusion. Join me at the FB launch 2nd Dec 4.30 pm with High Commissioner of India of Aussie Summer ananthology of friendship. www.Facebook.com/events/671739043733063
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Hi everyone - secret - I am NOT in this video clip - but hey, my brilliant brilliant friends are - Deborah Abela Cate Whittle Oliver Phommavanh and Fiona C Lloyd - Writer - so where am I? Supposed to be making a video for Words on the Waves Writers Festival coming to you on long weekend June 11-12th 2021 - post covid - YEAH!!!! There'll be more friends - and yes!!! I'll be speaking this time with amazing writers like Wai Chim, Dub Leffler, Kirli Saunders - Bindi, Sue Whiting, author, Yvette Poshoglian Author, Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Writer Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration, Liz Anelli Illustrator Sarah Davis - a heap of the best ever kids' creators. Grrr .... back to making a video clip.
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We are the coolest authors & illustrators in town! Celebrating at Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch high tea the Lady Cutler Award awarded to Libby Hathorn. Some of the stars who were hamming it up - Jess Black Katrina McKelvey, Nat A Moore Max Hamilton Victoria Mackinlay Serena Geddes Liz Anelli Illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration ... and lots of other amazing creators.
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So good to see you all
I’d love you to join the fb launch 4.30 pm on 2 DEC to launch Aussie Summer - stories connecting Australia & India. High Commissioners India &Oz launch innovative website MOSAIC. Register- www.Facebook.com/events/671739043733063
In the pandemic Australian & Indian writers created story for friendships in a digital platform called MOSAIC. It is a gift ty be launched by the Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell OA with introduction by Consul-General of India Manish Gupta.
Speakers will include Sharon Rundle (Editor), Indranil Halder (editor), and me! Stories by Libby Hathorn, Libby Sommer - Author Gwen Bitti, Meenakshi Bharat, Devika Brendon, Pippa Kay Author, Manisha Jolie Amin - Dancing to the Flute, Anne Benjamin Amit Dasgupta Avijit Sarkar and a wealth of writers.
Dip in to MOSAIC. Click the stars and uncovers stories.
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Looks great. Thanks for the update.
Thank you for the wonderful update.
Celebrations - winning against covid - we're partying with Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch with the new Lady Cutler Award recipient - Libby Hathorn! But there's more - the kids' authors & illustrators are coming out to share their latest brilliant books with teachers, librarians and book lovers Rydges World Square Hotel, Sydney. Look out for talented duo Belinda Murrell & Kate Forsyth, Nat Amore, Liz Anelli Illustrator, Sonia Bestulic, Jess Black, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration Elizabeth Mary Cummings Amelia McInerney Author Victoria Mackinlay Katrina McKelvey Julie Anne Thorndyke ..... even me ... Susanne Gervay
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Writers get the cool role of mentoring writing mates. Loved being part of my friend Andrew Kwong's 15 year journey of writing the brilliant memoir 'One Bright Moon;' published by HarperCollins Books Australia - it is a best seller! So proud of Andrew. The review by another writing friend Devika Brendon captures the resilience and courage of the Cultural Revolution in China. Such an important book of who we are.
Andrew was part of the brilliant Oz-SEAsia/Indian anthologies with Sharon Rundle, Meenakshi Bharat Roanna Gonzales, David Malouf, Libby Sommer - Author ... & ...Susanne Gervay (me). Last anthology is 'Glass Walls' published by Orient Blackswan Private Limited India.
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Thank you 🙏🏾 Susanne Gervay ❤️ - I first met Andrew Kwong when Sharon Rundle and Meenakshi Bharat launched the first Anthology in their series of publications of short stories on challenging issues of our times. That first Anthology, on Terrorism, called ‘Fear Factor’, was published almost 10 years ago! Can you believe it?! I was honored to have my short story ‘Packing Heat’, in that story collection, along with you and Roanna Gonsalves. And it was a great experience this year reading and reviewing Andrew Kwong’s memoir, ‘One Bright Moon’. 🙏🏾
Remember the beautiful Hughenden Hotel, where the first Anthology was launched, Sharon Rundle Roanna GonsalvesMeenakshi BharatLibby SommerBem Le HunteJulia Mackay Sunil Badami? So gorgeous, and such a lovely place to stay, with the warm welcome of Susanne Gervay and Jamie Ruben. Remember the lovely hotel restaurant, ‘Vincent’? I had the best coq au vin I’ve ever had there! And coffee ☕️ and breakfast overlooking the terrace on Queen Street. So many jewelled memories. 🥰
I love the Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services to children's literature. I was so proud when I received that award, but there are others. 2 p.m. Sunday 21st Nov Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch is acknowleding the extraordinary author and poet Libby Hathorn with her award. Authors and illustrators are coming out from covid to cheer and preent on our new books. I'll be speaking, but there'll be Nat A Moore Kate Forsyth Belinda Murrell Liz Anelli Sonia Bestulic Childrens Author Elizabeth Mary Cummings Jess Black Victoria Mackinlay Amelia McInerney Author Katrina McKelvey - children's author Julie Thorndyke, Louise Park Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration Peter Mcinnis ... a feast of authors. You can still book for High Tea and us! Booking details on the attachment.
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Trim the famous black cat who circumnavigated Australia with Captain Matthew Flinders 1799 at State Library of New South Wales welcomed us to the ARA Historical History Novel Prize with a purse of $60,000. Hung out with brilliant writers & publishing industry! Elisabeth Storrs Author, Sophie Masson Catherine Jinks who was shortlisted with winner, Mirandi Riwoe. Diane Murray, Kate Forsyth Linda Funnell and lots of stars. What a night!
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Thanks Susanne Gervay was so good to have you there with us
Thanks Susanne! It was a terrific night!
Susanne Gervay Author is feeling hopeful.
2 weeks ago
Catching up with creative friends talented murder mystery author Greg Woodland, talented director writer Tim McGarry who was JACK in the play ‘I Am Jack’ by Monkey BAA Theatre and ... and Kamala Harris - what a day!!!! Clap. Clap. Clap.
ReCommended reading for mystery ‘The Night Whistler’ published by Text Publishing . It is sooo good!
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Oh, Suzanne, please pass my compliments to Tim McGarry. His amazing Monkey Baa performance as has stayed with me all these years. He really did convince me that he was Jack! 😀
What a day! “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank
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Yes it’s time to celebrate 🎉 But you my dear Susanne are to much of an optimist if ever was one ❣️
Announcing the fabulous Words on the Waves Writers Festival June 12-14th, 2021. Excited about being part of this festival 'Youth as Warriors of Change' - advocacy for indigenous, climate, peace, trees and story. It'll be brilliant with some outstanding writers & illustrators - Kirli Saunders - Bindi, Dub Leffler Oliver Phommavanh Deborah Abela Author Yvette Poshoglian Author Susanne Gervay with our Australian Children's Laureate Foundation's Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Writer - that is just the Friday!
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Susanne Gervay that's such a wonderful cause.
Miss the characters I meet on the way on author tours. Diamond Joe and I enjoyed our coffee. How did I know Diamond Joe was a boy. You have to guess. Ha. Ha.
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I DO NOT DO SNAKES!!!
This is where I was last year. I was speaking at a Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators conference. When we could travel. It was quiet in the desert at Wadi Rum, Jordan - it seems such a long time ago. A camel looks like pretty good company when I see what's happening in the world. ... See MoreSee Less
‘Sleepless in Seattle , really in Sydney’... no I am not waiting for Tom Hanks ... but I have been waiting. Uncorrected reading copy ready for review just arrived!!! Better than Tom Hanks. Sorry, Tom. ‘Heroes of the Secret Underground’ wins, but I still love you Tom Hanks
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Mazal tov Susie Q
What an achievement - thrilling! Looks like an interesting read. Love the Artwork!📖📚📖
Fantastic! Congratulations <3
Her best book yet! #masterpiece
How exciting woo what a feeling I can’t wait to read it xxx
Thrilling moment, Suzanne!!
Love what you are doing in this space, Susanne. 👏
What a striking cover!
Love the cover xx
Oh soooooo exciting
What a wonderful moment!
Congrats Susanne! 👏❤😘
Drama! 3rd message that readers can't get 'Shadows of Olive Trees' - even from Amazon! The hero is The Children's Bookshop It's the time of Women's rights movement 70's. When I was at University of Sydney . First love, best friends, equality .. here's my daughter & I in Greece called research! Equality - not anti male, but pro gender equality.
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It is heart warming when you discover your book is translated - into Romanian - thankyou to the amazing Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration for making us believe Sammy is a real kid. Secret - HE IS A REAL KID!!!!
I hope the children in Romania get access to the Braille and audio version from Vision Australia . All kids deserve to have the best vision they can have. Your optometrist is your friend.
Hey 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' is going beyond Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and UK! Warm and fuzzy feeling ticking down my back.
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Wow. stupendous news 🎉
What wonderful news, Susanne! 😃
I'm pleased someone is allowed to fly out of the country!!! I'm sure he will be much loved there too
Romania was one of my favourite countries. How exciting that your book will be read by children there xxx
What about Hungarian?!
How wonderful for you. Congratulations.
How fabulous! You lovely ladies rock!
Fabulous news 😘
Yay for Romania!
Congratulations how special💛💛💛💛
Lovely news Susanne
Kookie - Australia and Kookie - UK - best ever girl magazines (boys can read too) with everything a tween loves from best friends, working for a sustainable future, comics, short stories (I wrote one) and ... NO ads and pro natural girl image and no pressure and ... it's just a cool magazine. I'm buying a subscription for my 13 year old niece - shush as it is a secret for Christmas.
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Wow! The Photographer certainly got around. St. Albans Victoria. Looks are deceiving, portrayed as a ‘Little Angel’😂. As my education years progressed, my ‘Halo’ slipped down.
Later years! 😂 little less than an ‘Angel’
Oh wow haven’t changed a bit really x❤️
She has your eyes, Susanne Gervay!💕
I just bought a subscription too for my 2 grand daughters...11 and 12
Thanks for the heads up!!! Looks like a great subscription for our Library!
I LOVE this photo!!!
Thanks for the tip, Suzanne.
Gorgeous, cheeky smile Susanne. 😊
You haven’t changed!!
The honour of being nominated with 4 incredible authors and 2 organisations for the world's most important children's & young adult prize Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2021, is extraordinary.
Nominations have been submitted by organisations from all over the world. THANKYOU. It makes me believe in my writing journey for young people, because young people matter always. My new book 'Heroes of the Secret Underground' to be published April 2021 by HarperCollins Books Australia was written for them.
The nomination for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2021, has been approved by the award jury for:-
Jeannie Baker, Illustrator
Ursula Dubosarsky Australian Children's Writer,
Susanne Gervay, Author
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Organisation
Margo Lanagan, Author
Magabala Books, Organisation
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is a Swedish prize for children’s and young adult literature. It was founded in 2002 by the Swedish government to honour the memory of the beloved Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, aiming to promote children’s literature of the highest quality from all over the world. The prize sum is 5 million SEK, which translates roughly to around 550 000 USD.
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Huge Congratulations Susanne, so well deserved! We are so very grateful for everything you do! ❤👏🍾🎉 xx
Congratulations xoxo this is incredible and well deserved xox
How fantastic!! What a well deserved honour, Susanne!! Congratulations!!! 💖🤩🎉
Congratulations Susanne! How incredible!
Congrats. You are an amazing woman. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Congratulations - a remarkable achievement! Best of luck! 💌📚💌
Great news Sue.
Congratulaltions. Wonderful news.
Big hearty congratulations, dear Susanne Gervay. Break out the toast and marmalade in celebration!!🍊🍊🍊🍞🍞🍞🍊🍊🍊
Congratulations to Susanne! Not only a writer but champion of children's literature (and literacy) and generous, unfailing supporter of children's writers. 👏
Congratulations, you wonderful woman! Love your work! And what a fabulous line-up of Australian talent and creativity! ❤
Yay! Susanne, this is wonderful news!
So well deserved! Congratulations!
How absolutely wonderful, Susanne. Well deserved.
Just brilliant! ✨
How fantastic. Congratulations and good luck.🤩🤩🤩
Congratulations to an incredibly deserving nominee
Congratulations! So well deserved. 💜
This is such wonderful news! Congrats, Susanne! 🥳
Congratulations Susanne! This is amazing!! ❤️🥳🥂
Huge congratulations on a very well deserved nomination.
Congratulations! For someone who appears to be such a champion of others, this is well deserved!
"Fire is a rebirthing thing for us, it brings the land back to life." South Coast Aboriginal Elders. Love you to watch this ABC Australia video clip.
I have just been re-invited to be an Australia Day Ambassador. I was privileged to support Lithgow, New South Wales and the incredible firefighters, Defence Force, wildlife teams and so many of the community, devastated by wildfires last summer 2020. It broke my heart. I respect our land and peoples together. I don't know where I'll be sent in 2021, but I pray and hope not to witness the scenes of last summer.
Protect the country against the ravages of uncontrolled wildfires. Discover the wisdom of Aboriginal Elders .
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Fighting fire with fire , interesting 🤔