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Alyssa Brugman Alyssa Brugman i(A59485 works by)
Born: Established: 1974 Rathmines, Toronto area, Lake Macquarie area, Central Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Australian
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Alyssa Brugman is a novelist from New South Wales. She has a Marketing Degree from the University of Newcastle. She has taught management, accounting and marketing at a business college and worked in public relations.

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y separately published work icon Alex as Well Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2013 Z1908619 2013 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units)

'What do you do when everybody says you're someone you're not?

'Alex wants change. Massive change. More radical than you could imagine.

'Her mother is not happy, in fact she's imploding. Her dad walked out.

'Alex has turned vegetarian, ditched one school, enrolled in another, thrown out her clothes. And created a new identity. An identity that changes her world.

'And Alex—the other Alex—has a lot to say about it.

'Alex As Well is a confronting and heartfelt story of adolescent experience—of questioning identity, discovering sexuality, navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. Alex is a strong, vulnerable, confident, shy and determined character, one you will never forget.

'With the same tenderness and insight as YA stars such as John Green and David Levithan, Alyssa Brugman has crafted a knockout story about identity, sexuality and family that speaks effortlessly to a universal teen experience.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
2014 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young Adult Fiction
2014 selected International Awards White Ravens
y separately published work icon Solo Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2007 Z1397600 2007 single work novel young adult 'Alone at night in the bush, alone with her demons - what will this city girl discover about herself and her place in the world? An intense story of psychological struggle, from an acclaimed writer of YA fiction.' (Publisher's blurb)
2008 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
y separately published work icon Being Bindy Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2004 Z1121714 2004 single work novel young adult humour

'Bindy and Janey have been best friends for years, but this year things are different. Janey wants to experiment - new friends, new look, boys, parties, smoking - and Bindy gets caught up in the consequences. And what's worse, Bindy's dad and Janey's mum are growing closer, so Janey might be moving in, trouble and all.' (Publication summary)

2005 shortlisted Children's Peace Literature Award
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