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Kathryn Barker Kathryn Barker i(8747884 works by)
Born: Established: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, ;
Gender: Female
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Kathryn Barker was born in Canberra, started primary school in Tokyo, and finished high school in the woods outside Olympia, Washington State. She went studied law and worked as a lawyer before re-training as a film producer and working in television. Her first novel was published in 2015.

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y separately published work icon In the Skin of a Monster Hornsby : Allen and Unwin , 2015 8747941 2015 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Caught in a dreamscape, mistaken for a killer ... will Alice find a way home?

'Three years ago, Alice's identical twin sister took a gun to school and killed seven innocent kids; now Alice wears the same face as a monster. She's struggling with her identity, and with life in the small Australian town where everyone was touched by the tragedy. Just as Alice thinks things can't get much worse, she encounters her sister on a deserted highway. But all is not what it seems, and Alice soon discovers that she has stepped into a different reality, a dream world, where she's trapped with the nightmares of everyone in the community. Here Alice is forced to confront the true impact of everything that happened the day her twin sister took a gun to school ... and to reveal her own secret to the boy who hates her most.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2016 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novel
2015 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Novel
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