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Zana Fraillon is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning author of twelve books for children and young adults, including The Curiosities, The Lost Soul Atlas, and The Bone Sparrow. Her work has been published in over 15 countries and is in development for both stage and screen.

Zana’s books have won the Amnesty CILIP Honour Award; the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Readers; The Readings YA Book Prize; the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards; the CBCA Honour Book Award; the Aurealis Award; and her book The Bone Sparrow was chosen as the biennial book to represent Australia for the International Board on Books for Young People. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Award; the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize; the Prime Minister’s Literary Award; the CBCA awards, the INKY awards; the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award; the Queensland Literary Award; and the UK Crime Fest Award.

Zana has degrees in history and teaching and is currently a PhD candidate at LaTrobe University. Zana’s passion for empowering young people to find their voice is a feature of both her books and her work with writers of all ages.

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