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Astrid Scholte Astrid Scholte i(15075057 works by)
Gender: Female
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Astrid Scholte has worked in film, animation, and VFX production, inlcuding on James Cameron's Avatar, Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, and George Miller's Happy Feet Two. She published her debut novel in 2019, at which time she was based in Melbourne.

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y separately published work icon The Vanishing Deep Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 18269352 2020 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Two sisters. One dangerous secret. Twenty-four hours to uncover the truth.

'Seventeen-year-old Tempest was born into a world of water. The most skilled diver on the Equinox Reef, she searches drowned cities with her older sister Elysea, seeking out old world treasures to trade for Notes. After Elysea mysteriously drowns, Tempest scavenges the ruins alone, driven to collect enough Notes to buy her sister's life for 24 hours, and to finally learn the secret she had kept until her last breath.

'However, once revived, Elysea convinces Tempest to break her out of the Palindromena research facility and they embark on a dangerous journey to discover the truth about their parents' death. But they're pursued by two Palindromena employees desperate to find them before Elysea's time is up and prevent them from uncovering the secret behind the revival process and the true cost of restored lives.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novel
y separately published work icon Four Dead Queens Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 15075135 2019 single work novel fantasy young adult

'Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington is one of Quadara's most skilled thieves, but when she steals an unexpectedly valuable package from a messenger she is soon entangled in a conspiracy that leads to all four of Quadara's queens being murdered. With no other choices and on the run from her former employer, Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, and together they race to discover who has killed the queens. But when dark secrets threaten their reluctant partnership and put everything at stake, Keralie and Varin must use all their daring to stay alive and untangle the mysteries behind the nation's four dead queens.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2021 shortlisted REAL Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2021 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
2020 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2020 winner Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2020 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
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