Awards


Crichton Award Shortlist Sticker round copyShortlist – The CBCA – Crichton Award 2017
Mel Tregonning’s Small Things has been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia prestigious award, Crichton Award which celebrates outstanding debut illustrators. http://cbca.org.au/crichton-award-2017

Shortlist – ABDA – Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book Category – 2017
The Australian Book Design Association has shortlisted Mel Tregonning’s Small Things for the 2017 Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book category. https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2017/04/18/89205/abda-book-design-awards-2017-shortlists-announced/

ASO Librarian’s Choice Award for Fiction Category – 2016ASO Award round copy
Awarded to Mel Tregonning’s Small Things from Scholastic Australian Standing Orders as the hand picked choice by Australian Librarians.

 

Media

CovertoCoverScreen_2Cover to Cover Television Interview by WritingWA.
Meri Fatin explores the creation of Small Things (Allen & Unwin), an extraordinary graphic novel created by Mel Tregonning. She is joined by Violet Tregonning, Mel’s sister, and writer-illustrator James Foley.
You can access the WritingWA website here featuring book club notes under December Book of the Month.
http://www.writingwa.org/booksreviewed/2016-book-of-the-month-book-club-notes/
Or access the interview through Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU-SR2y_mb4

Unknown-1The West Australian – 25 of the best WA books of 2016
Major award wins by WA writers, highly anticipated new releases from popular authors, thought-provoking books for younger readers and a haunting graphic novel (Small Things) released after its creator’s death (Mel Tregonning) were among significant books in 2016.
https://thewest.com.au/entertainment/books/from-summer-reading-to-christmas-gifts-weve-got-you-covered-ng-b88334811z

Unknown-1The Guardian Article
Shaun Tan completes graphic novel after author Mel Tregonning’s suicide: ‘Her absence made me try even harder’.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/23/shaun-tan-completes-graphic-novel-after-authors-suicide-her-absence-made-me-try-even-harder

imagesMammamia Article
Mental illness took the life of Mel Tregonning. Now her sister is publishing her book.
http://www.mamamia.com.au/small-things-violet-tregonning-on-behalf-of-mel-tregonning/

UnknownMarie Claire Magazine
Two page article in the October 2016 edition of Marie Claire AU Magazine – World Wrap Section.

UnknownABC Brisbane Radio Interview
Interview completed with ABC Brisbane. Violet Tregonning, Mel Tregonning’s sister, shares detail about Mel Tregonning as a person, her art Small Things and possible signs a friend or family member is having suicidal thoughts. https://soundcloud.com/612abcbrisbane/small-things (for this link, text “You can listen to the interview here”)

13330890_10153664558983441_4084839331524362633_nThe Project Television Interview
On the day of the book launch and exhibition opening, Violet Tregonning shares the story behind Mel Tregonning, her late sister’s book ‘Small Things’.
https://www.facebook.com/smallthingsstory/posts/1820290931533722

Unknown-2Triple J Hack Article
Nine years ago Mel Tregonning started working on a comic strip about a little boy overwhelmed by his worry monsters. But before she could finish it, she took her own life.
http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/drawing-on-depression-to-write-graphic-novel/7734992

Events


2019
 – to be announced soon