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Nova Weetman Nova Weetman i(A15341 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Nova Weetman has written short films, short plays and short stories. In 2005 she won the FAW Jim Hamilton Award for an unpublished novel for 'Monday Man'.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Creative Victoria : Sustaining Creative Workers Fund

($5000): ‘To write six short stories to be published online focusing on characters from her 2019 novel Sick Bay.’

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 
2005 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Jim Hamilton Award For the unpublished Monday Man.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Sick Bay St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2019 15643916 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'Two very different Grade 6 girls meet in their school sick bay. Meg is a loner. Grieving over the death of her father, and struggling with changes at home, she wears slippers to school and hides out in sick bay to avoid other kids. New girl Riley, is a Type 1 diabetic and already popular. She doesn't want to go to sick bay, but sometimes she has to if she's having a high or a low. As Meg and Riley are forced to spend more and more time together in the cramped sick bay room, they start to uncover each other's secrets and find the courage to be who they really are.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 longlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon The Secrets We Share St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2017 12359393 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Clem is slowly rebuilding her life after a house fire destroyed everything. She’s about to start high school with her two best friends and she’s finally settled into living with her dad in their tiny flat. But when her mum unexpectedly moves in, Clem feels like there’s no space for her.

'Then she meets Matt, a funny and rebellious fourteen-year-old with family troubles of his own. When everything starts to unravel, Clem must decide which secrets to keep and which to share.' (Publication summary)
 

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Everything Is Changed St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2016 9163122 2016 single work novel young adult

'If only we could all go back to the way it was before…Jake and Alex. Best mates. One terrible mistake. Two lives that will never be the same.Told in reverse, this powerful and gritty novel moves through the wreckage of a broken friendship, back to the moment when everything changed.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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