Julia Lawrinson has always been a compulsive writer: diaries, blogs, Facebook status updates, wish lists, shopping lists, lists of the things she hasn’t done yet, lists of the things she’s done and wishes she didn’t - and novels. She writes from life because that’s where the richest stories are, and because life needs the magic of fiction to make it worth living, to make us all connect.
Julia's first novel, Obsession, won the 2001 Western Australian Premier's Prize for Young Adult Writing. Since then, she has written five more novels for young adults, including Loz and Al and Bye, Beautiful, which was shortlisted for both the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and the Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards and was a 2007 Children’s Book Council Notable Book. Her most recent YA novel was The Push, which was shortlisted for the 2009 QLD Premier's Literary Award. Chess Nuts, for older primary readers, was published in February 2010.
Member since 2009
Region: Australia West
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