Gary Lonesborough wins the 2022 IBBY Australian Ena Noel


We're thrilled to announce that Gary Lonesborough's debut YA novel The Boy from the Mish has won the 2022 IBBY Australian Ena Noël Award for an emerging writer or illustrator!

Established in 1994, the Ena Noël Award is awarded to a young Australian emerging writer or illustrator under the age of 35 who has had a book published in the two years prior to the award closing date.

More information about the award can be found here.

The Boy from the Mish

by Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heartwarming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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