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Michelle Cooper Michelle Cooper i(A106788 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Michelle Cooper grew up partly in Fiji and partly in country New South Wales. She has worked as a speech pathologist specialising in learning disabilities and reluctant readers. An early draft of her first novel The Rage of Sheep won a mentorship with the Children's Book Council of Australia, resulting in Cooper revising the novel with the assistance of young adult author Alyssa Brugman.

In 2018, her Dr Huxley's Bequest: A History of Medicine in Thirteen Objects was shortlisted for the Young People's History Prize at the NSW Premier's History Awards.

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Awards for Works

The FitzOsbornes in Exile 2010 single work novel young adult Forced to leave their island kingdom, Sophie FitzOsborne and her eccentric family take shelter in England. Sophie's dreams of making her debut in shimmering ballgowns are finally coming true, but how can she enjoy her new life when they have all lost so much? (Random House Australia website)
2011 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2010 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
A Brief History of Montmaray 2008 single work novel young adult 'I need to write down what has just happened. I need to set down the truth. If I write lies or if I write nothing at all, this journal is worth nothing. I must do this, in case anything happens. All right. This is what happened tonight, every single terrible thing that I can remember . . . Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle on the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual cousin Veronica, and Veronica's father, the completely mad King John. When Sophie receives a leather journal for her sixteenth birthday, she decides to write about her day-to-day life on the island. But it is 1936 and bigger events are on the horizon. Is everything Sophie knows and loves about to change?'--(Provided by publisher)
2009 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2008 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
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