Sonya Hartnett (Author, Editor)

About

Sonya Hartnett
Sonya Hartnett's work has won numerous Australian and international literary prizes and has been published around the world. Uniquely, she is acclaimed for her stories for adults, young adults and children. Her accolades include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Of A Boy), The Age Book of the Year (Of A Boy), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (Thursday's Child), the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for both Older and Younger Readers (Forest, The Silver Donkey, The Ghost's Child, The Midnight Zoo and The Children of the King), the Victorian Premier's Literary Award (Surrender), shortlistings for the Miles Franklin Award (for both Of a Boy and Butterfly) and the CILP Carnegie Medal (The Midnight Zoo). Hartnett is also the first Australian recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2008).

In 2014, Hartnett published a new novel for adults, Golden Boys, and her third picture book, The Wild One.

True Stories: Close to Home featuring Sonya Hartnett

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Book Cover:  All My Dangerous Friends
Award-winning author Sonya Harnett's funny, compelling novel explores a lawless world where morality is a nuisance and the prices paid are high.
Award-winning author Sonya Harnett's funny, compelling novel explores a lawless world where morality is a nuisance and the prices paid are high.
Published: 27/06/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141300801
Book Cover:  All My Dangerous Friends
Award winning children's author, Sonya Hartnett, weaves a compelling drama of friendship and choice that is perfect reading for the 15+ market.
Award winning children's author, Sonya Hartnett, weaves a compelling drama of friendship and choice that is perfect reading for the 15+ market.
Published: 01/09/1998
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670880270
Book Cover:  All My Dangerous Friends
Award winning children's author, Sonya Hartnett, weaves a compelling drama of friendship and choice that is perfect reading for the 15+ market.
Award winning children's author, Sonya Hartnett, weaves a compelling drama of friendship and choice that is perfect reading for the 15+ market.
Published: 01/09/1998
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742533834
Book Cover:  Best Australian Stories 2012, The
The Best Australian Stories 2012 is the country's premier annual collection of short fiction. This year sees Sonya Hartnett select thirty-two remarkable stories that roam widely in subject and style, but share 'a delicate complexity and a vibrant cleverness.'
The Best Australian Stories 2012 is the country's premier annual collection of short fiction. This year sees Sonya Hartnett select thirty-two remarkable stories that roam widely in subject and style, but share 'a delicate complexity and a vibrant cleverness.'
Published: 05/11/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781863955805
Book Cover:  Black Foxes
Award-winning novelist, Sonya Hartnett, weaves a truly magic spell of words, emotion and imagination that is un-put-downable.
Award-winning novelist, Sonya Hartnett, weaves a truly magic spell of words, emotion and imagination that is un-put-downable.
Published: 03/02/1997
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742533841

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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