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Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney's north-western suburbs. She studied English and Law at the University of Sydney, and undertook Masters studies at Yale University. Moriarty then moved to England to work on a PhD at Cambridge University. Married to a Canadian, Moriarty has divided her time between Sydney and Montreal. In addition to her writing, Moriarty has worked as a lawyer in the media and entertainment industries. She has said that John Marsden has been an influence on her own writing.

Moriarty is the sister of Liane Moriarty and Nicola Moriarty.

[Major source: Pan Macmillan Australia website]

Sighted: 04/11/2004

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Established Writers 14-15 Fiction
Centenary Medal For service to Australian society and literature

Awards for Works

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Bronte Mettlestone's parents ran away to have adventures leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. She's had a perfectly pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons—and no adventures, thank you very much. But Bronte's parents have left extremely detailed (and bossy) instructions in their will. She is to travel the kingdoms and empires, perfectly alone, delivering special gifts to her ten other aunts.

'There is a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard and a veterinarian aunt who specialises in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship together and a former rock-star aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom. Now, armed with only her parents' instructions, a chest full of strange gifts and her own strong will, Bronte must journey forth to face dragons, Chief Detectives and pirates—and the gathering suspicion that there might be something more to her extremely inconvenient quest than meets the eye . . .'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
2018 shortlisted The Readings Children’s Book Prize
2017 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
The Cracks in the Kingdom 2014 single work novel fantasy

'It's not easy being Princess Ko.

Her family is missing, taken to the World through cracks in the Kingdom, which were then sealed tightly behind them.

'Now Princess Ko is running the Kingdom, and war is looming.

'To help her find her family, she gathers a special group of teens, including Elliot Baranski of the Farms. He's been writing secret letters to a Girl-in-the-World named Madeleine Tully - and now the Kingdom needs her help.

'Madeleine and Elliot must locate the missing royals, convince them of their true identities, and figure out how to unlock the dangerous cracks between the Kingdom and the World.

'All before their enemies can stop them.' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2015 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
2014 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Best Novel
2014 winner Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
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