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‘Bindi’ by Kirli Saunders shortlisted for 2021 Australian Book Design Awards

Tue, Apr 06, 2021

Magabala is thrilled to announce that Bindi by Kirli Saunders, illustrated by Dub Leffler, has been shortlisted for Best Designed Children’s Picture Book in the Australian Book Design Awards (ABDA), announced Tuesday 6 April 2021.

Designed by Jo Hunt and typeset by Post Pre-press Group, Bindi was shortlisted along with five other titles, including another Jo Hunt designed book, Across the Risen Sea.

‘Wow, feeling so lucky to be shortlisted in the Australian Book Design Awards,’ said Jo. ‘Thank you to the ABDA and all the judges involved. Thank you also to all our amazing authors, illustrators, editors and publishers that make ours such a vibrant publishing industry to work in. Huge congratulations to all the other designers who have been longlisted and shortlisted, I’m in such amazing company. Good luck to everyone.’


Kirli Saunders was equally thrilled: ‘Adoring your creative genius today and always, Jo Hunt, Dub Leffler and Magabala Books. Thank you for making Bindi such a visual and tangible feast.’


Bindi is shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Children’s Book of the Year Awards, an Australian Book Industry Award for Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year, and the Readings Children’s Book Prize.