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Anh Do Anh Do i(A118472 works by)
Born: Established: 1978
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1980
Heritage: Vietnamese
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Anh Do is the son of Vietnamese refugees. In 1980, at the age of two, he arrived in Australia with his family by boat. Anh Do grew up in the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta. He has worked as a writer, actor, artist, film producer and stand-up comedian as well as with Anderson Consulting.

His first published book The Happiest Refugee : The Extraordinary True Story of a Boy's Journey from Starvation at Sea to Becoming One of Australia's Best-Loved Comedians is an autobiographical account of his family's arrival in Australia. This book won six awards including the Australian Book Industry Award Australian Book of the Year, and the Indie Awards Book of the Year. The Happiest Refugee was also adapted into a play.

In 2014, he was a finalist for The Archibald prize, and in 2015 he began the ABC TV program, Ahn's Brush with Fame, in which he paints well-known Australian personalities while discussing their life's story.

Anh has written over 30 children's books, many which have been nominated for, or won awards, including the WeirDo series, Ninja Kid, and Into the Wild

Anh Do is also the brother of playwright and filmmaker Khoa Do.

Most Referenced Works


  • Voted number 4 in the Booktopia Top 50 Favourite Australian Authors for 2018

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Skydragon Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 19844221 2020 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'One brave girl. Thousands of unexpected allies. A high-flying adventure series from Anh Do.

'Amber knew she'd been given an incredible power, but was it a freak accident, or was there something she was supposed to do with it?

'Controlling her new ability might be the hardest thing Amber has ever done. Especially when she is running for her life.

'Who is her mysterious enemy? What connection does he have to Amber's past? And, most importantly, does Amber have what it takes to truly become . . . Skydragon?' (Publication summary)

2021 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon Into the Wild Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 15987647 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'I crawled onto the bank and collapsed, exhausted. From the dirt, I looked up in amazement at four dogs staring down at me. Was I dreaming? Had I gone mad? It all seemed very real. 'You guys saved me!' I said, as I sat up in my dripping clothes. 'I owe you.'

'When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. Luckily, she's not alone for long . . . When a wolf puppy, a Labrador, a Chihuahua and a greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn't know she possessed. But it will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Does Gwen have what it takes to be leader of the pack?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
2020 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon Camping Time! Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2019 15893451 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are going CAMPING! There will be wood-chopping, campfire singalongs and an EPIC biscuit-eating competition. It’s going to be awesome!

'Can Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev learn the skills they need to survive in the bush?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
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