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Claire Christian Claire Christian i(9524088 works by)
Gender: Female
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Claire Christian is a novelist and playwright from Brisbane. She has had three plays published by Playlab, and her play Bloom was shortlisted for the Griffin Award in 2009. She was one of the YWCA Queensland 125 leading women in 2013. Beautiful Mess won the Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing in 2016.


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Beautiful Mess 2017 single work novel young adult

'Since Ava lost Kelly, things haven’t been going so well. Even before she gets thrown out of school for shouting at the principal, there’s the simmering rage and all the weird destructive choices. The only thing going right for Ava is her job at Magic Kebab.

'Which is where she meets Gideon. Skinny, shy, anxious Gideon. A mad poet and collector of vinyl records with an aversion to social media. He lives in his head. She lives in her grief. The only people who can help them move on with their lives are each other.' (Synopsis)

2018 shortlisted Readings Young Adult Book Prize
2018 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book
2018 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2018 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2018 shortlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
2016 winner Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

(As manuscript, with title Waste)

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