The International Kids Lit Quiz is totally and utterly my favourite event on the book calendar. This year I did a workshop with the bunch of global clever clogs who were in town to compete. In our creative writing session at the National Library we focused on writing heroes and villains and the work produced was truly extraordinary. The next day the grand final took place at St Kents and it was a nail biter right down to the wire as the Australians who were in Ninth place at the end of the first half surged back to win it! Then on to the grand gala dinner that night where representatives from each team talked about their favourite books – such a great night! A huge thanks to the Wright Family Foundation and Wayne Mills and his team Julie, and Gerri, who make this such a fantastic world-wide event!