Quiz: the Who’s Who of the Kids’ Book Awards

You know their words, you know their pictures … but do you know their faces? We were very privileged to be at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults last week, and here are a few of the familiar faces we met there. All photography by and copyright Lindsay Keats. All bad photo-shopping by Sarah Forster.

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1. Who is the man on the left?

A. Gavin Bishop

B. David Elliot

C. Kennedy Warne

D. Ned Barraud

2. Who’s the happy winner in the middle?

A. Kathy Sutcliffe

B. Joy Watson

C. Suzanne Main

D. Tania Roxborogh

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3. Who is the man with the fine hat?

A. Brian Falkner

B. Brian Lovelock

C. Brian Morris

D. Brian Bargh

4. Who is this talented duo?

A. Heather Hunt and Kennedy Warne

B. Rowan and Mark Sommerset

C. Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan

D. Ali Teo and John O’Reilly

5. Who is the winner in the centre?

A. Julie Lamb

B. Fifi Colston

C. Jane Westaway

D. Janet Hunt

6. Who is this YA author?

A. Jan Watson

B. Lynette Evans

C. Fifi Colston

D. Mary-Anne Scott

7. Which publishing company are these three representing?

A. Gecko Press

B. Scholastic NZ

C. HarperCollins NZ

D. Penguin Random House NZ

8. Who is this dapper gentleman?

A. David Hair

B. David Elliot

C. Donovan Bixley

D. Kennedy Warne


1. B

2. D

3. A

4. C

5. A

6. D

7. B

8. A