About the Award

The Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People is given annually to the author of an exceptional body of work in children's literature. The winner is selected by a three-member, independent judging panel.

2017 Winner

Ruby
Slipperjack

Jury Citation

Author Page

Selected Works

“There’s nothing like being the author of the first book a kid ever reads or remembers—and all of us remember our favourite children’s book. ”