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Brigid Lowry Brigid Lowry i(A3876 works by)
Also writes as: Brigid Lowry Field
Born: Established: 1953 Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Female
Heritage: New Zealander
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BiographyHistory

Brigid Lowry trained as a primary school teacher in New Zealand. After her arrival in Australia she worked in childcare and lived in a Buddhist community for seven years before moving to Perth. She completed a post-Graduate Diploma in English Literature at Curtin University, a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of Western Australia and taught creative writing at Curtin University. In 1991 Lowry was the Emerging-Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Centre and the Established-Writer-in-Residence at the Centre in May 2001. She also wrote fiction with her son Sam Field.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Tomorrow All Will Be Beautiful Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2007 Z1508351 2007 selected work short story poetry young adult A rich collection of short stories and poetry, semi-autobiographical, about navigating through life's experiences.
2008 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
2007 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
y separately published work icon Follow the Blue Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2001 Z869521 2001 single work novel young adult

'Life isn't neat and tidy. It's like a whole lot of balls of brightly colored wool thrown in a basket, with stray beginnings and endings and possibilities everywhere. Let's follow the blue.

'Fifteen-year-old Bec has always been the good girl. Growing up with an eccentric celebrity chef mother and a father who suffers from depression, Bec is used to taking care of her two younger siblings and being labeled "the sensible one." But when Bec's parents decide to take a six-week tour of the U.S., she decides that she is sick of being responsible and is ready for some adventures of her own. She meets a new friend named Jaz, dyes her hair, wins money, throws her first party, and then there's the boy thing...

'In this intoxicating novel by award-winning author and poet Brigid Lowry, Bec realizes that maybe she isn't so ordinary after all—and that sometimes it doesn't hurt to, as her mother would say, "lighten up and enjoy the ride."'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2002 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
y separately published work icon Guitar Highway Rose St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1997 Z554373 1997 single work novel young adult 'Rosie is restless. She wants a nose-ring and even more she wants to do something, be someone, be someone else. Asher, the new boy in her class, befriends her. He has dreadlocks, a guitar and a bad case of the gypsy blues. Will Rosie's life liven up?' Source: Libraries Australia (Sighted 09/01/2008).
1999 winner West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Avis Page Award
1999 winner West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Hoffman Award
1998 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
1998 commended Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
1998 shortlist CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
1997 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adult
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