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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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

Escape to the Moon Islands 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.'

2017 shortlisted The Readings Children’s Book Prize
The Voyagers : A Love Story 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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