Alison Croggon (Author)

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Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon is a poet, critic, literary editor and author. She trained as a journalist on the Melbourne Herald and is the interna­tionally acclaimed author of numerous poetry collections and plays. Her first book of poems, This is the Stone, won the 1991 Anne Elder and Dame Mary Gilmore Prizes. Her novella Navigatio was highly commended in the 1995 Australian/Vogel literary awards. Her second book of poems, The Blue Gate, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Poetry Prize. Attempts at Being was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize in the US.

The Gift, the first book in Alison's acclaimed young adult fantasy series The Books of Pellinor, was shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction and named a 2003 CBCA Notable Book. The series has since been released to critical acclaim in the US, the UK and Germany.

Alison is a Melbourne theatre critic for The Australian, and keeps a respected blog of theatre criticism, Theatre Notes. She is married to playwright Daniel Keene, lives in Melbourne and has three children.

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Book Cover:  Singing: The Fourth Book of Pellinor
Published: 04/05/2009
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742280318
Book Cover: The Crow: The Third Book of Pellinor
Published: 05/05/2008
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742281858
Book Cover: The Crow: Third Book of Pellinor

The third book in the highly acclaimed Pellinor series

The earth is poisoned by a deep wrongness and the forces of the Nameless One grow ever stronger. The Treesong - the key to restoring peace - is lost, and only Maerad can unravel its mysteries. While she seeks answers in the north, her brother Hem makes the perilous journey south to Turbansk - aided by his pet crow, Irc - to spy on the child armies...

The third book in the highly acclaimed Pellinor series

The earth is poisoned by a deep wrongness and the forces of the Nameless One grow ever stronger. The Treesong - the key to restoring peace - is lost...

Published: 05/05/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143008903
Book Cover: The Gift: 1st Book of Pellinor
Published: 05/05/2008
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742281940
Book Cover: The Riddle
Published: 05/05/2008
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742282305

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30 Jul 2015
2015 Man Booker Prize longlist announced
We are delighted with the news that four Penguin Random House titles have been longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize:Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill CleggThe Green Road, Anne EnrightSatin Island, Tom McCarthy

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