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Mardi McConnochie Mardi McConnochie i(A58239 works by)
Born: Established: 1971 Armidale, Armidale area, New England, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Mardi McConnochie was born in New South Wales but grew up in Adelaide, living in South Australia from 1974-1993. She graduated with a first-class Honours degree in English Literature from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and a PhD from the University of Sydney, New South Wales. As well as the works listed below she has worked as a script writer and script editor for TV shows including Home and Away and Pacific Drive.

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • Visited or worked in SA for a period

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Skeleton Coast Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11535730 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy adventure

'The adventures of the Sunfish conclude as twins, Annalie and Will, discover the truth of what was behind their father's disappearance and face even more dangers on land than they did at sea. What awaits them beyond Sundia's Skeleton Coast—the greatest danger they have yet faced, or answers and journey's end at last? The thrilling finale to the Quest of the Sunfish series.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Escape to the Moon Islands Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9612850 2016 single work children's fiction children's fantasy adventure

'When Will and Annalie's father disappears, they set out on a perilous sea voyage to find him. The motley crew of runaways put their faith in each other, and in a small sailing boat called the Sunfish. In a world transformed by a catastrophic Flood, they embark on an adventure that will test their ingenuity - and their friendship - to the limits...The crew face off against storms and pirates, but the biggest threat of all comes from the Admiralty, the all-powerful navy that rules the oceans of the world. The Admiralty are supposed to be the good guys, but the deeper the Sunfish voyages into the Moon Islands, the more they realise that nothing is what it seems.'

2019 winner International Awards The Green Earth Book Award Children's Fiction

for 'The Flooded Earth' (Canadian ed.)

2017 shortlisted The Readings Children’s Book Prize
y separately published work icon The Voyagers : A Love Story Camberwell : Viking , 2011 Z1775619 2011 single work novel historical fiction 'In 1943, Stead arrives in Sydney Harbour hoping to spend his shore leave with Marina, a woman with whom he shared three magical days before the war. But Marina is gone, and has been missing for almost five years.

'And so begins an extraordinarily powerful and compelling journey - across the seas and the great stages of the war - as Stead retraces the steps of the one woman he has truly loved.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Christina Stead Award
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