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Julie Hunt Julie Hunt i(A11866 works by)
Born: Established: 1958 Burnie, Burnie area, Northwest Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Julie Hunt gained a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT and has worked as a freelance graphic designer. She has designed material for the Tasmanian Open Learning Network, and for Spinifex Press, Pardolote Press and CSIRO Publishing.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Shine Mountain Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 12914407 2018 single work children's fiction fantasy

'On his deathbed, Ellie's pop reveals a secret - a magical button-box. It's a musical instrument from the Gleam country - a land far from Spit Farm and the mountains, with talking goats, sweet grass and corn that grows so high you have to fell it with an axe. 

'But the button-box's magic is sinister. When Ellie plays it, flowers bloom and crops spring up overnight - but soon the farm is cursed by drought and her beloved oma is gravely ill. 

'To save her oma and discover the truth about her own identity, Ellie must embark on a dangerous journey to the Gleam country - the only place where the evil button-box can be destroyed.' (Introduction)

2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2019 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon KidGlovz Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2015 8865169 2015 single work children's fiction children's fable

'An extraordinary graphic fable about a boy who inherits a dangerous musical gift, from a multi-award-winning author.

'KidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he's kept under lock and key. But when a young thief helps him escape, Kid must embark on a perilous journey through which he will discover the terrifying nature of his talent. A spellbinding graphic fable about friendship and freedom.' (Publication summary)

2016 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2016 winner Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
y separately published work icon Song for a Scarlet Runner Melbourne - East : Allen and Unwin , 2013 Z1917057 2013 single work children's fiction children's fantasy 'Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes, where she's caught by an old healer-woman who makes Peat her apprentice and teaches her the skill of storytelling. But a story can be a dangerous thing. It can take you out of one world and leave you stranded in another - and Peat finds herself trapped in an eerie place beyond the Silver River where time stands still. Her only friends are a 900-year-old boy and his ghost hound, plus a small and slippery sleek - a cunning creature that might sink his teeth into your leg one minute, and save your life the next.' (Publisher's blurb)
2015 longlisted Tasmania Book Prizes Margaret Scott Prize
2014 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2014 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2014 inaugural winner The Readings Children’s Book Prize
2013 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
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