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Dianne Bates Dianne Bates i(A18264 works by) (birth name: Dianne Nancy Amos) (a.k.a. Dianne Nancy Bates; Di Bates)
Also writes as: H. O. O. Dunnit
Born: Established: 1948 Peakhurst, Hurstville area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

In addition to writing for children, Bates has also worked as a teacher and journalist. She has been assistant editor of the NSW School Magazine and co-editor of Puffinalia.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Nobody's Boy Knoxfield : Celapene Press , 2012 7354409 2012 single work novel children's

Ron Green's family is broken, just like him. He isn't able to live with his mum and dad, or step-mother. He's nobody's boy. Now he's being fostered by his aunt who has three sons of her own. It's a chaotic, angry environment, and young Ron isn't at all happy.

2013 recommended for therapists Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
y separately published work icon Crossing the Line Ormond : Hybrid , 2008 Z1510155 2008 single work novel young adult 'Orphaned then abandoned by long-term foster carers, teenager Sophie lives with Amy and Matt. For a long time and unknown to others, Sophie has been self-mutilating: more recently she has been in therapy. Concerned about Sophie's increasing depression, the doctor admits her to a hospital. There Sophie is placed in an adolescent ward where she forms tentative relationships with other troubled teenagers and begins sessions with psychiatrist, Helen Marshall. However, the doctor crosses the patient-therapist line, but so too does Sophie ...' (Publisher's blurb)
2009 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
This Season i "The Moon's rolling tonight,", 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: Escape Artfest 2005;
2006 runner-up Escape Artfest Poetry Prize Open
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