Julie Hunt i(68 works by)
Born: Established: 1958 Burnie, Burnie area, Northwest Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Female
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Julie Hunt gained a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT and has worked as a freelance graphic designer. She has designed material for the Tasmanian Open Learning Network, and for Spinifex Press, Pardolote Press and CSIRO Publishing.

Awards for Works

KidGlovz 2015 single work children's fiction children's fable

'An extraordinary graphic fable about a boy who inherits a dangerous musical gift, from a multi-award-winning author.

'KidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he's kept under lock and key. But when a young thief helps him escape, Kid must embark on a perilous journey through which he will discover the terrifying nature of his talent. A spellbinding graphic fable about friendship and freedom.' (Publication summary)

2016 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2016 winner Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
Song for a Scarlet Runner 2013 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes, where she's caught by an old healer-woman who makes Peat her apprentice and teaches her the skill of storytelling. But a story can be a dangerous thing. It can take you out of one world and leave you stranded in another - and Peat finds herself trapped in an eerie place beyond the Silver River where time stands still. Her only friends are a 900-year-old boy and his ghost hound, plus a small and slippery sleek - a cunning creature that might sink his teeth into your leg one minute, and save your life the next.' (Publisher's blurb)
2015 longlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Margaret Scott Prize
2014 inaugural winner The Readings Children’s Book Prize
2014 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2014 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2013 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
The Coat 2012 single work picture book children's 'The Coat stood in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. It was buttoned up tight and stuffed full of straw and it was angry. 'What a waste of me!' it yelled. Then along came a man. 'I could do with a coat like that,' the man said. Together, swooping and swinging, they travelled to the Cafe Delitzia, and had the night of their lives.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2013 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Literature
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