Congratulations To Nikki McWatters On Making The CBCA Notable List Book Of The Year (Older Readers) For Liberty.
The CBCA announced this week the Notables List which includes well-known authors such as Alison Lester and Morris Gleitzman as well as first-time finalists like 15-year-old Siena Stubbs from North West Arnhem Land. Also on the list is Cameron’s very own Nikki McWatters for her novel LIBERTY the second book in the Systir Saga trilogy.
A powerful novel about three young women separated by time by joined by blood, it follows Jeanne, Betsy and Fiona as they fight for what they believe in…
In 1472, Jeanne’s father arranges her marriage to a French lieutenant against her wishes. As armed forces threaten her beloved home, Jeanne risks all to rally the city’s women in the fight of their lives.
In 1797, unbeknownst to their father, feisty and brave Betsy, her brother and their best friend secretly join the rebel army, hoping to liberate Ireland from the tyrannical yoke of English rule.
In 1960's Australia, country-girl Fiona desperately wants to fit in at university and joins the anti-Vietnam protest movement, despite her family’s objections. When a friend is conscripted, Fiona’s beliefs are challenged even further.
Regarded as Australia’s most prestigious children’s literature award, the CBCA Book of the Year is presented in six categories. The full list of 2019 CBCA Notables is available here.
The 2019 Short List will be announced on 26 March, with the winners announced on 16 August .
Nikki McWatters is represented by Jeanne Ryckmans.