Gabrielle Wang is an award winning author and illustrator of junior fiction and books for Young Adult. She was born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Australia during the Victorian Gold Rush in the 1800's. As a result, Gabrielle’s novels are a blend of both Australian and Chinese culture with a touch of fantasy. Her first novel The Garden of Empress Cassia (Penguin 2002), won the 2002 Aurealis Award, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and was a CBCA Notable Book. Her second novel The Pearl of Tiger Bay (Penguin 2004) was shortlisted for the 2004 Aurealis Award. Her other novels include The Hidden Monastery (Penguin 2006) and The Lion Drummer (Penguin 2008) which was been named a Notable Book in the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Her junior novel A Ghost in My Suitcase won Best Children's Novel in the 2009 Aurealis Awards, was named a Notable Book in the 2010 CBCA Book of the Year Awards and is shortlisted for the 2011 Sakura Medal. In February 2010 her first picture book, The Race for the Chinese Zodiac (Black Dog Books) was released. It is shortlisted for the WAYRBA and YABBA, both children's choice awards. Her latest young adult novel is Little Paradise. This year four new books in an historical series by Penguin were published in 2011 - Meet Poppy, Poppy at Summerhill, Poppy and the Thief and Poppy Comes Home.
Member since 2002
Region: Australia East/New Zealand
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