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BiographyHistory

Zana Fraillon was born in Melbourne, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. At the age of twenty, she lived for a year in China teaching English in a remote rural area. She has since returned to Melbourne, where she was a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at LaTrobe University.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 highly commended Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature for 'A Map of Passings' and 'The Gargoyle'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Raven's Song Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2022 24795290 2022 single work children's fiction children's

'A wonderful children's novel by two stellar writers featuring Shelby and Phoenix, living 100 years apart yet unexpectedly joined across time - and each make the discovery of a lifetime that has the potential to upend their worlds.

'We've been told over and over we're the generation that waits for the world to recover. We endure the heat. We endure the storms, the wrecking floods, the long droughts, the days of smoke as fire burns, coz this is what the honoured earth does when she's trying to recover.

'Shelby and her best friend Davy live quiet low-tech lives in a closed community that is made up of exactly three hundred and fifty kind, ethical people living on exactly seven hundred hectares.

'When they climb through a hole in the perimeter fence to venture into the surrounding jungle, what they find is more astonishing than anything they could have imagined.

'And when Shelby realises the terrible danger that is unfolding, it will take all of her daring and determination to ensure the past does not repeat itself.

'Intriguing, absorbing and spine-tinglingly good, The Raven's Song is a brilliant novel by two esteemed writers at the height of their powers.(Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon The Way of Dog St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2022 23603929 2022 single work children's fiction children's

'A powerful, inventive, sweet and deeply moving novel from the bestselling author of The Bone Sparrow

'Be strong. Be fierce. Life is more than a concrete floor.

'Scruffity is born into the harsh, grey world of a puppy farm. Taken from his mamma and locked in a concrete cage, what he yearns for most is Family. To belong is The Way of Dog. But no one wants him.

'Just as his chances of adoption grow dangerously thin, Scruffity is set free by a boy as unwanted and lonely as he is.

'Outside, Scruffity learns all about The Way of Dog - it is to run, to dig, to howl and, biggest of all, to love. But when tragedy strikes, Scruffity is suddenly all alone.

'How does a dog find his way home when he never had one to begin with? (Publication summary)

2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon The Curiosities Sydney : Lothian , 2021 21521041 2021 single work picture book children's

'Miro sees the world differently from everyone else, thanks to the Curiosities - strange little creatures that nestle on his shoulder, whisper in his ear, and show him a different way of seeing the world. Most of the time, no one else notices. But sometimes, the Curiosities make him stand out, in ways that can be good but are occasionally confusing and scary. Miro learns to live with and control his Curiosities, and gradually starts to see that they are a kind of gift.

'A lyrical and moving story inspired by the people who see the world differently - and make it more wondrous. With themes of creativity, curiosity and neurodivergence, this is an essential book for every home, school and library.' (Publication summary)

2021 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel
2021 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
2022 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
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