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Simon Mitchell Simon Mitchell i(A132997 works by)
Also writes as: S. Mitchell
Born: Established: 1979 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Simon Mitchell spent his childhood in Canberra. He studied Software engineering at university and worked for 5 years as a computer programmer. In 2007 he left that career and completed a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. He has lived in Melbourne with his wife and a dog named Mabel.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2011 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Develop and promote a creative writing business specialising in children's and young adult fiction
2008 May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Fellowship

Awards for Works

The Fighting Stingrays 2017 single work children's fiction war literature historical fiction

'Charlie, Masa and Alf are best mates – loyal and adventurous. They’re the Fighting Stingrays.

'In between school, swimming and fishing on idyllic Thursday Island, they have a ripper time role-playing bombing missions and other war games. But when Japan enters World War II, the Fighting Stingrays are told that one of their own is now the real-life enemy.

'Drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse in the Torres Strait, their friendship and loyalties are tested as the threat of invasion looms closer.'  (Synopsis)

2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize Young People's History Prize
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
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