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Speaker Profile - AJ Betts


Region: Australia West
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: No
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Hi! I'm an Australian novelist with four published works for teenagers, the most recent being Hive (Pan Macmillan Australia). My third novel Zac & Mia won the Text Prize in 2012, the 2014 Ethel Turner Prize (for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards) and the Crystal Kite Award for Australian/NZ. It has been published in Canada, US, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Spain, Italy, Turkey, UK and Brazil. My first novel ShutterSpeed was published by Fremantle Press in 2008, and my second, Wavelength, was released in 2010, also with Fremantle Press. I regularly present at schools and festivals.