Fiona Wood Fiona Wood i(A145589 works by) (a.k.a. Fiona Anna Wood)
Gender: Female
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Australian author.

Fiona Wood worked as a television script-writer for twelve years, before writing and publishing children's and young-adult fiction.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Take Three Girls 2017 single work novel young adult

'Kate, a quiet boarder, making some risky choices to pursue the experimental music she loves.

'Clem, shrugging off her old swim-team persona, exploring her first sexual relationship, and trying to keep her annoying twin, Iris, at arm's length.

'Ady, grappling with a chaotic family, and wondering who her real friends are; she's not the confident A-lister she appears to be.

'When St Hilda's establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, the three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda's.

Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth?' (Publication Summary)

2018 shortlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
Cloudwish 2015 single work novel young adult

'For Vân Uoc Phan, fantasies fell into two categories: nourishing, or pointless. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, for example? Pointless. It always left her feeling sick, as though she'd eaten too much sugar.

'Vân Uoc doesn't believe in fairies, zombies, vampires, Father Christmas - or magic wishes. She believes in keeping a low profile: real life will start when school finishes.

'But when she attracts the attention of Billy Gardiner, she finds herself in an unwelcome spotlight.

'Not even Jane Eyre can help her now.

'Wishes were not a thing.

'They were not.


'Wishes were a thing.

'Wishes that came true were sometimes a thing.

'Wishes that came true because of magic were not a thing!

'Were they?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2016 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2016 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
2016 winner Indie Awards Young Adult
Wildlife 2013 single work novel young adult 'Life? It's simple: be true to yourself. The tricky part is finding out exactly who you are...

"In the holidays before the dreaded term at Crowthorne Grammar's outdoor education camp two things out of the ordinary happened. A picture of me was plastered all over a twenty-metre billboard. And I kissed Ben Capaldi."

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula. Enter Lou from Six Impossible Things - the reluctant new girl for this term in the great outdoors. Fragile behind an implacable mask, she is grieving a death that occurred almost a year ago. Despite herself, Lou becomes intrigued by the unfolding drama between her housemates Sibylla and Holly, and has to decide whether to end her self-imposed detachment and join the fray.

And as Sibylla confronts a tangle of betrayal, she needs to renegotiate everything she thought she knew about surviving in the wild.

A story about first love, friendship and NOT fitting in.' (Publisher's blurb)
2015 honour book KOALA Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2014 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2014 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2014 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
2013 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2013 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
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