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Ananda Braxton-Smith Ananda Braxton-Smith i(A34760 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 ;
Gender: Female
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Journalist and children's author. Her work has largely been published by Walker Books and Black Dog Books.

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Awards for Works

Plenty : A Place to Call Home 2014 single work single work children's fiction children's

'Maddy Frank has always lived in Jermyn Street. Always. But now her mum and dad are making her move from the city, far away to some place called Plenty. How will Maddy survive without everything and everyone she knows? Nobody understands. But what about her mysterious new classmate, Grace Wek, who was born in a refugee camp? Could Grace actually understand how Maddy feels? ' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
Tantony 2011 single work novel young adult 'Fermion Quirk's twin brother Boson Quirk is dead, head down in the bog of stars and circled by his angel-birds.

'Now everybody looks sideways at Fermion, and wonders if she'll go the way of her cursed twin. Pa talks about everything but Boson, and Moo won't talk at all. Then the new voice begins rising inside Fermion, telling her she's the only one who can save her family.

'But, is it safe - is it even right - to do what the voices tell you?' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Best Novel
Merrow 2010 single work novel young adult

'The people of Carrick have been whispering behind Neen's back for most of her life; ever since her father drowned and her mother disappeared.

'The townspeople say her mother was a merrow who has returned to her real home in the ocean. Neen wonders if perhaps the villagers are right. But if her mother is a merrow then what does this make Neen?

'This pitiless summer all the talk will end in trouble.

'All Neen wants is the truth.' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Best Novel
2010 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
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