Natalie Jane Prior i(64 works by)
Also writes as: Jane Nussey
Born: Established: 1963 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Prior graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature from the University of Queensland in 1984 and then gained a Graduate Diploma of Library Science from the Queensland University of Technology. She has worked as a librarian in both the public and private sectors. Prior has written books for children, including fiction, nonfiction and picture books. She has also written on and reviewed Australian children's literature. Prior's works for children reflect her interest in history and humour. She has lived in inner city Brisbane.

Notes

  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Awards for Works

Lily Quench and the Lighthouse of Skellig Mor 2003 single work children's fiction children's adventure fantasy In their ongoing quest to find a way to close the Eye Stones and secure the land of Ashby from time-traveling invaders, Lily Quench and her friend Dragon Queen visit a group of mysterious islands where they befriend a lighthouse keeper and find a clue in a book with magical properties.(Libraries Australia record).
2003 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Short Fiction
Lily Quench and the Magician's Pyramid 2003 single work children's fiction children's adventure fantasy 'Lily Quench is back! This time she must save her friend Queen Dragon from the bloodthirsty clutches of the magicians, and she and Queen Dragon must find the secret locations of the Eyes in Time before the magicians find them and imprison them forever' (Source: Libraries Australia record).
2003 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Short Fiction
Fireworks and Darkness 2002 single work novel young adult fantasy An explosive mix of gunpowder magic and revenge - Cover.
2003 winner Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2002 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Best Novel
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