The Year it All Ended

CBCA Notable Book – Older Readers – 2015

The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie

Aurealis Awards 2013  – Winner – Best Children’s Book
The 2014 Kirkus Prize (USA) – Longlist

Topsy-turvy World

CBCA Book of the Year Awards – Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Honour Book 2013

Whitley Awards 2013 – Commended by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW

 India Dark

NSW Premier’s History Awards 2011– Winner – Young People’s History Prize
CBCA Notable Book  – Older Readers – 2011

Vulture’s Gate

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2009 – Ethel Turner Prize – Shortlist
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award – Young Adult Longlist 2009

The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong

WAYRBA (Western Australia Young Readers Book Award) Shortlist 2007

A Prayer for Blue Delaney

WA Premier’s Book Award 2005 – Winner – Young Adult Writing
CBCA Notable Book 2006

Becoming Billy Dare

CBCA Notable Book 2005

Bridie’s Fire

CBCA Notable Book 2004
NSW Premier’s History Awards 2004 – Shortlist for The Young People’s History Prize
WAYRBA Shortlist 2005

Market Blues

CBCA Notable Book 2002
Aurealis Award Shortlist 2001
Australian Centre for Youth Literature – ‘150 Most Treasured Victorian books’

Walking Home with Marie-Claire

CBCA Notable Book 2003
WAYRBA Shortlist 2004

Zarconi’s Magic Flying Fish

WA Premier’s Book Award 2000 – Winner – Children’s Books

Other Commendations

2017 & 2018 – Nominee for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for contribution to children’s literature

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Upcoming Events

  • 5th March - 15th March
    Writer in Residence - Methodist Ladies College
    MLC - Kew
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  • Tuesday, 20th March
    CBCA Victorian Branch - Clayton's Night, 6.00 - 10.00 pm
    Trinity Grammar, Kew
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  • Monday. 26th March
    Year 8 Talks - The Year it all Ended, All day
    Haileybury Campuses, Berwick & West Melbourne
  • Saturday & Sunday, 7/8th April
    The Literature Centre's 25th Birthday Party, Saturday Evening, All Day Sunday!
    Old Fremantle Prison Hospital, corner Hampton Rd and Knutsford St (see gate) Fremantle, Western Australia
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  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10th-12th April
    Story Camp!, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
    State Library of Victoria
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