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Born: Established: 1974 ;
Gender: Female
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Novelist and short-story writer.

Originally raised in Victoria, Parrett moved to Tasmania when she was eight, where she spent the next seven years in Hobart. At fifteen, she moved to the remote south coast of the island, which influenced her first novel.

Parrett was awarded a place in the 2008 Hachette Livre Manuscript Development program and a 2009 mentorship from the Australian Society of Authors. Her first novel, Past the Shallows, was published in 2011, and won the Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for newcomer of the year and the Nita May Dobbie Award, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, the News South Wales Premier's Literary Award for new writing, and the Melbourne Prize for best writing, and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Award.

In 2012 to 2013, Parrett held the Antarctic Arts Fellowship, which resulted in a series of short works in publications such as the Griffith Review, as well as influencing her second novel.

Parrett followed her debut novel with When the Night Comes (2014), which was shortlisted for the Indie Award, the ALS Gold Medal, and the ABIA for literary fiction book of the year, and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. The novel There Was Still Love followed in 2019.

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y separately published work icon Wandi Sydney : Lothian , 2021 21522561 2021 single work children's fiction children's

'A young cub is suddenly snatched from his family and home by a giant eagle, then dropped, injured and alone in a suburban garden. This is where he meets his first human, and begins his long journey to becoming the most famous dingo in the world. He will never see his mountain home again, or his family. But it is his destiny to save Alpine dingoes from extinction, and he dreams of a time when all cubs like him can live in the wild in safety instead of facing poison and bullets and hatred.

'A Children's literary classic in-the-making from one of Australia's most loved authors.' (Publication summary)

2022 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2022 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon There Was Still Love Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2019 15936861 2019 single work novel

'Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases.

'Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free. And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world.

'Melbourne, 1980: Mala Lika's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mana and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter. A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
2020 joint winner Booksellers Choice Award Adult Fiction Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2020 winner Indie Awards Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted The Stella Prize
2020 winner Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon When the Night Comes Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2014 7445662 2014 single work novel

'The hauntingly beautiful story of a young girl transformed by the power of kindness from award-winning author Favel Parrett.

'Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp greyness of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything.

'Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all - of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything. But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all.

'For Isla, those two long summers will change everything.

'Favel Parrett delivers an evocative and gently told story about the power fear and kindness have to change lives.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2015 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2015 longlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
2015 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2015 shortlisted Indie Awards Fiction
2015 shortlisted Australian Booksellers Association Awards Booksellers Choice Award
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