Kate Forsyth to host the Aurealis Awards

Kate Forsyth to be Master of Ceremonies at the 2011 Aurealis Awards

 SpecFaction NSW, organisers of the 2011 Aurealis Awards, are delighted to announce that Kate Forsyth will act as Master of Ceremonies at the gala presentation evening on 12 May in Sydney.

Kate Forsyth is an award winning author of more than twenty books ranging from picture books to poetry and novels for both children and adults.

Kate is an Aurealis Award winner herself, having won five Aurealis Awards in a single year for her Chain of Charms series.

Her most recent book for adults is Bitter Greens, published in April this year.

Kate’s books have been published in 14 countries. She is currently undertaking a doctorate in fairytale retellings at the University of Technology having already completed a BA in Literature and an MA in Creative Writing.

Kate will be joined by a well known list of presenters including (but not limited to); Sean Williams, Scott Westerfeld, Sophie Masson and Margo Lanagan.

The winners of the 2011 Aurealis Awards and the Peter McNamara Award will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony, sponsored by HarperVoyager, Cosmos Magazine, Galaxy Bookshop and supported by grant funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, on the evening of Saturday 12 May at The Independent Theatre in North Sydney.

Details of the evening and a link to the online booking website are available at www.aurealisawards.com

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