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Scot Gardner Scot Gardner i(A65009 works by)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Scot Gardner grew up in Greensborough, a suburb of Melbourne, until his family moved out to the bush at Yinnar South when he was thirteen.

He has worked as a landscaper and studied counselling and psychotherapy, working as a counsellor and youth worker. He published his first novel, One Dead Seagull, in 2001. His works have been regularly shortlisted for the various state premier's awards; Happy as Larry won the Western Australian Premier's Book Award (young adult fiction). He has also won the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Award, for The Dead I Know.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $50,000
2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $40,000.00
2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Established Writers 14-15 Young adult literature (12 to 18 yrs)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Changing Gear Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 13721258 2018 single work novel young adult

'Merrick Hilton's done a runner. His folks think he's studying, but the real world has been calling for years and he can't ignore it any longer. A postie bike, a bedroll and a big sky - that's all he needs. But there's no telling how he'll handle roadkill, stolen oranges and unexpected romance, let alone the rough stuff. And in the real world nothing goes entirely as planned. Thankfully Victor - the old bloke Merrick meets on the road - knows a thing or two about broken bike chains. And broken hearts.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

2019 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Sparrow Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11577777 2017 single work novel young adult

'One, two, three, breath. When a juvenile detention exercise off the coast of the Kimberley goes wrong, sixteen-year-old Sparrow must swim to shore. There are sharks and crocs around him but the monsters he fears most live in the dark spaces in his mind. He's swimming away from his prison life and towards a desolate, rocky coastland and the hollow promise of freedom. He'll eat or be eaten, kill or be killed. With no voice, no family and the odds stacked against him, Sparrow has nothing left to lose. But to survive he'll need something more potent than desperation, something more dangerous than a makeshift knife. Hope.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2018 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon The Dead I Know Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1775654 2011 single work novel young adult 'You wake in the middle of the night, your arms and feet pinned by strong hands. As you thrash your way to consciousness, a calm voice says, "Steady. We're here to help." Your mind registers a paramedic, a policeman, an ambulance. You are lying on the lookout at Keeper's Point, the lookout Amanda Creen supposedly threw herself off. And you have absolutely no idea how you got there.

'Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.' (From the publisher's website.)
2012 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2012 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2012 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Young Adult Fiction
2011 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
2011 highly commended The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Christina Stead Award
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