Dianne Bates i(203 works by) (birth name: Dianne Nancy Amos) (a.k.a. Dianne Nancy Bates; Di Bates)
Also writes as: H. O. O. Dunnit
Born: Established: 1948 Peakhurst, Hurstville area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

In addition to writing for children, Bates has also worked as a teacher and journalist. She has been assistant editor of the NSW School Magazine and co-editor of Puffinalia.

Awards for Works

Nobody's Boy 2012 single work novel children's

Ron Green's family is broken, just like him. He isn't able to live with his mum and dad, or step-mother. He's nobody's boy. Now he's being fostered by his aunt who has three sons of her own. It's a chaotic, angry environment, and young Ron isn't at all happy.

2013 recommended for therapists Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
Crossing the Line 2008 single work novel young adult 'Orphaned then abandoned by long-term foster carers, teenager Sophie lives with Amy and Matt. For a long time and unknown to others, Sophie has been self-mutilating: more recently she has been in therapy. Concerned about Sophie's increasing depression, the doctor admits her to a hospital. There Sophie is placed in an adolescent ward where she forms tentative relationships with other troubled teenagers and begins sessions with psychiatrist, Helen Marshall. However, the doctor crosses the patient-therapist line, but so too does Sophie ...' (Publisher's blurb)
2009 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
This Season "The Moon's rolling tonight,", Escape Artfest , 2005 single work poetry
2006 runner-up Escape Artfest Poetry Prize Open
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