There was a standing ovation for Jan Nicholls, the 2021 recipient of the Nan Chauncy Award, at the CBCA WA Book Week dinner on 20 August. As Jan was unable to attend the official presentation in Adelaide due to Covid restrictions, the CBCA Chair, Wendy Rapee, recorded the reading of Jan’s award citation and this was viewed at the dinner.
Jan was presented with a gift made of Tasmanian Huon pine in honour of Nan Chauncy, an award-winning Tasmanian author in the 1950s and 1960s, before giving her heart-felt acceptance speech.
There is no doubt that Jan Nicholls is a most worthy recipient of the 2021 Nan Chauncy Award for her outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature through passionate advocacy, mentoring and volunteer work.
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