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Brian Falkner Brian Falkner i(A143460 works by)
Born: Established: Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Male
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'Auckland-born and raised Brian Falkner has won a number of awards for his children's and young adult fiction. His novel Brainjack won the New Zealand Post Book Awards, Children's Choice Award, Young Adult Fiction category and the Sir Julius Vogel Award, Best Young Adult Novel. Even at school he knew that he wanted to be a writer. It took him thirty years to realise that dream with his first junior novel published in 2003. He studied computers at university but dropped out to pursue his love of writing. He trained as a journalist, and then worked as a reporter and an advertising copywriter, a radio announcer and an Internet developer before finally becoming an author. Falkner has lived on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.'

Sources include: Brian Falkner's website,

Sighted: 07/11/2011

Most Referenced Works


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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Cassie Clark : Outlaw Auckland : OneTree House , 2019 16791376 2019 single work novel young adult crime

'Cassie has survived a hit and run but now she hears her father has disappeared - supposedly run off with a news reporter. As a senior congressman and Speaker of the House, her father is an important player in the tense world of American politics. Cassie knows he would not walk away from his career or his family and she is determined to find out what really happened. But there are bigger players who are equally determined to stop her, and she no longer has a security detail ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 longlisted International Awards Ngaio Marsh Award
y separately published work icon Rampage at Waterloo New York (City) : Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2015 9474259 2015 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'This alternative history re-imagines the 1815 Battle of Waterloo as a victory for the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte, when he unleashes a terrible secret weapon - giant carnivorous survivors from pre-history - on his unsuspecting British and Prussian adversaries. In this world, smaller "saurs" are an everyday danger in the forests of Europe, and the Americas are a forbidden zone roamed by the largest and most deadly animals ever to walk the earth. But in his quest for power, Napoléon has found a way to turn these giant dinosaurs into nineteenth century weapons of mass destruction. Only Willem Verheyen, an outsider living in hiding in the tiny village of Gaillemarde, has the power to ruin the tyrant's plans. And Napoléon will stop at nothing to find him.

'War is coming, and young Willem is no longer safe, for Gaillemarde is just a stone's throw from the fields of Waterloo – fields which will soon run red with blood.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
y separately published work icon Ice War Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2013 6827665 2013 single work novel young adult science fiction

'It is February 2033 and Earth forces have their full attention on the Bering Strait. If Bzadian forces manage to cross the icy wastelands and enter the Americas, then the planet will be lost. On Little Diomede Island, the control centre for the Bering Strait, something is not right. An agent and two Seal teams have vanished. Recon Team Angel, although officially shut down, is secreted into the frozen landscape to investigate. What they find is more than chilling and has catastrophic implications for the survival of the human race. Who will win the Ice War? ' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 finalist LIANZA Children's Book Awards Young Adult Fiction Award
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