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  • Published: 2 May 1988
  • ISBN: 9780140327496
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

Hating Alison Ashley: A Play


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Richard Tulloch has many plays to his credit and more than fifteen years experience in theatre, film and television. Here is his extremely funny play adapted from the highly successful novel.

  • Pub date: 2 May 1988
  • ISBN: 9780140327496
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Robin Klein

Born in Kempsey, New South Wales, Robin Klein has now had more than forty books published. Many have been shortlisted for the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, including People Might Hear You (1984), Seeing Things (1984), Hating Alison Ashley (1985), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1986).

Came Back to Show You I Could Fly won a Human Rights Award for Literature in 1989. It also won the 1990 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, Older Readers, and was shortlisted for the 1990 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the 1990 NSW Premier's Literary Award. This outstanding novel was named a White Raven book at the 1990 Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Her novel for older readers, The Listmaker, won the 1990 South Australian Festival Award for Literature.

In 1991 Robin Klein was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature in Australia. Robin was the recipient of an honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters - Honoris Causa), from the University of Newcastle in 2004.

Richard Tulloch

Richard Tulloch is one of Australia’s most prolific and popular writers of books, plays and television for young audiences. He has over 60 children’s books to his credit and is also an actor and director. He was associate director of the National Theatre Company in Perth and artistic director of the Toe Truck Theatre in Sydney. He has written plays for young audiences which have been performed all over the world and include Year 9 Are Animals and Stella and the Moon Man. He has also adapted a number of best-selling books for the stage including Robin Klein's Hating Alison Ashley, Space Demons by Gillian Rubinstein, Stage Fright stories by Paul Jennings, and Midnite by Randolph Snow.

Richard’s many television credits include Playschool and 150 episodes of Bananas in Pyjamas. He is a qualified lawyer and teacher and has taught numerous creative writing classes for both children and adults.

Richard lives with his wife in Sydney and spends part of each year based in his home town of Amsterdam.


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