Literacy Symposium 2016

literacy
Keynote speaker
bernard

Bernard Beckett is an author of children’s and young adult fiction, and secondary-school teacher whose knowledge of teenage culture is reflected in his credible adolescent characters. He has published numerous novels, and won many awards for his fiction, including the Young Adult Fiction Category of the 2005 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the 2005 Esther Glen Award at the LIANZA Childrens Book Awards. His novel Genesis, which won the Young Adult Category in the 2007 New Zealand Post Book Awards, made publishing history when UK publisher Quercus Books offered the largest advance ever for a young adult novel in New Zealand.