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Diana Sweeney Diana Sweeney i(6142291 works by)
Born: Established:
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Diana Sweeney is a university lecturer and a model. She lived in Auckland before moving to Sydney aged of twelve. She lives in northern New South Wales.

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y separately published work icon The Minnow Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2014 6142339 2014 single work novel young adult

'Tom survived a devastating flood that claimed the lives of her sister and parents. Now she lives with Bill in his old shed by the lake. But it’s time to move out—Tom is pregnant with Bill’s baby.

'Jonah lets her move in with him. Mrs Peck gives her the Fishmaster Super Series tackle box. Nana is full of gentle good advice and useful sayings.

'And in her longing for what is lost, Tom talks to fish: Oscar the carp in the pet shop, little Sarah catfish who might be her sister, an unhelpful turtle in a tank at the maternity ward. And the minnow.

'The Minnow is a moving and powerful coming-of-age story with a whimsical element that belies the heartbreaking truth of grief and loss. Tom is a character you will never forget.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Young Adults' Fiction
2015 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2015 commended CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2013 winner Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing
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