Pixie O’Harris Award

The Pixie O’Harris Award recognises publishers, editors, creators, booksellers, publicists and other industry representatives who have worked consistently in the field of children’s literature, demonstrated commitment beyond the call of duty, and who have developed a reputation for their contribution. It is named in honour of children’s book author and illustrator, Pixie O’Harris (1903 – 1991), who had a longstanding career in publishing and painted many murals in hospital wards, health centres and schools.

Honour Roll

2021 – Mary Ballantyne

Read about Maryann’s long career in children’s book publishing.

2020 – Erica Wagner 

Watch the celebration of our ABIA 2020 Pixie O’Harris winner here.

2019 – Kathy Kozlowski 

Hear from Kathy Kozlowski in an interview here. _______________________________________________________________________ 2018 – Jane Covernton 2017 – Margaret Connelly 2016 – Jackie French 2015 – Celia Jellet 2014 – Angela Namoi 2013 – Dr Maurice Saxby AM 2012 – Ron McCarthy 2011 – Elizabeth O’Donnell 2010 – Tony Horgan 2009 – Helen Chamberlin 2008 – Kate Colle 2007 – Agnes Nieuwenhuizen 2006 – Julie Watts 2005 – Rosalind Price 2004 – Leonie McSweeney 2003 – Mark Macleod 2002 – Rayma Turton 2001 – Moira Robinson 2000 – Ann Haddon & Ann James 1999 – Joyce Oldmeadow 1998 – Margaret Hamilton 1997 – Barbara Ker Wilson 1996 – Robin Morrow 1995 – Pegi Williams 1994 – Myra Lee