Great Lake Tales with Kate De Goldi
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|Sun 5 Aug ’12, 3:00pm–5:00pm||
Where: Hilton Lake Taupo Hotel, 80 Napier-Taupo Highway, Taupo
Restrictions: All Ages
- General Admission: $39.00
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- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Lake Taupo Arts Festival Trust
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon in front of the fire at Hilton Lake Taupo and meet celebrated novelist - Kate De Goldi.
This is a unique opportunity to hear Kate talk first hand about her work.
Kate De Goldi is a short story writer, an author of young adult fiction, a children’s book author and a writer of journalism pieces. De Goldi also presents book reviews regularly on radio and television. She won the American Express and Katherine Mansfield Memorial awards for short stories, as well as the New Zealand Post Book of the Year Award in 2005 and 2009. She was named an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate for 2001. The 10pm Question (2008) was shortlisted for and won the Young Adult section of the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards.
Kate de Goldi received the Esther Glen Award at the 1997 LIANZA Children's Book Awards for her work, Sanctuary. Sanctuary also won the Senior Fiction Award at the 1997 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Her novel for young adults, Closed, Stranger (Penguin), was published in 2000. It was given an honour award in the Young Adult section of the 2000 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.
In 2001, de Goldi was named as an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate, a career award which includes a $30,000 cash prize and aims to ensure recipients' talents are celebrated both nationally and internationally.
Clubs: A Lolly Leopold Story was published by Trapeze in 2004. Lolly Leopold's teacher is a glorious creature. She has a tuatara tattoo and a long ponytail that she swings like a lassoo. Ms Love has promised Lolly that she'll play her trumpet at Grandparents Day if she tells the Clubs story. So Lolly embarks upon her tale. Clubs won the Picture Book Category of the 2005 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults, where it also received the New Zealand Post Book of the Year Award.
Clubs also picked up a design award, winning the Best Typography category at the 2005 Spectrum Print Book Design Awards. It also won The Russell Clark Award at the 2005 LIANZA Children's Book Awards, and was listed as a 2005 Storylines Notable Picture Book.
Uncle Jack (2005) is published by Trapeze. Billy: A Lolly Leopold Story (Trapeze, 2006), is the story of Billy, a regular little boy trapped in a class of over-achievers on Pet & Produce Day. Billy was listed as a 2007 Storylines Notable Picture Book. Little Nan (Trapeze) is the final book in the Lolly Leopold series.
The 10pm Question was published by Longacre Press in October 2008, and was top of the New Zealand fiction bestseller list for several months. The novel won the Young Adult category at the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and young Adults, and was named the New Zealand Post Book of the Year.
The judges say of The 10pm Question: 'de Goldi's winning book invites you to become part of another family, to spend some quality time with its members, become engrossed in the family dynamics to the point that, when it's time to leave, we very reluctantly shut the door on these new friends because we don't wish to part from them, because this family has now become our family, too...The judges predict, with reasonable confidence, that The 10PM Question will become an enduring classic. One could say in fact there was little to question about our choice of the 2009 New Zealand Post Book of the Year winner.'
The 10pm Question received the Readers' Choice Award at the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. The work was also listed as a Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction Book. Kate de Goldi was interviewed by Kim Hill in the anthology, Words Chosen Carefully, edited by Siobhan Harvey (Cape Catley Ltd, 2010).
Kate De Goldi won the 2011 Corine International Book Prize Young Readers Award. The International Book Prize is awarded to German and international "authors for excellent literary achievements and their recognition by the public."