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Leonie Robin Norrington Leonie Robin Norrington i(A66861 works by)
Born: Established: Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Leonie Norrington, the third of nine children, grew up at Barunga Aboriginal community, south of Katherine. She worked at a variety of jobs before studying journalism as a mature-age student. Norrington works as an author, journalist and feature writer and is a presenter on the Northern Territory's Gardening Australia program on ABC television. Some of her other books include Women's Talk (1999) and Tropical Food Gardens (2001).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 finalist Australian of the Year Awards Australia's Local Hero Northern Territory
2010 Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $30,000 for young adult literature writing.
2004 Literature Board Grants Grants for Emerging Writers for young adult literature in Kriol & English

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Look See, Look at Me Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2010 Z1668980 2010 single work picture book children's

'From the acclaimed author and illustrator team of You and Me: Our Place comes a delightful celebration of outback family life in an Aboriginal community. Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley visited three northern communities, Wugularr, Barunga and Manyalalluk, to workshop words and drawings for this book.

'With its exuberant rhyming text and wonderful illustrations, Look See, Look at Me perfectly captures a child's everyday life and will be wonderful for sharing with your toddler over and over again.' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 honour CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
y separately published work icon The Devil You Know Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1628363 2009 single work novel young adult

'"88 is angry. Damien can feel it prickling the air between them. Every muscle in his body is taut, ready to run, planning his escape over the fire between those chairs and straight down to the creek. But he can't run. Not yet. Nothing has happened, yet. He'd just make a fool of himself. Out of the corner of his eye he watches as 88 slowly packs tobacco in a cigarette paper, rolls it into a cylinder, gets up and moves to sit right next to Damien, so close Damien has to clench his teeth and hang onto the chair to stop himself from bolting."

'Damien can't bear the thought of 88 coming back to live with him and Mum; memories of past violence are too strong. But there's glamour in having a father who rides a Harley Davidson and it leads Damien to run with the in-crowd at school and abandon his real friends.

'Set in a small-town community in northern Australia, The Devil You Know takes you inside the mind and under the skin of a troubled boy with a vivid imagination and one who must wrestle with his own violent impulses and minor betrayals.' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
2010 winner Northern Territory Book of the Year Award Children’s Literature/Young Adult Fiction Award
2010 shortlisted Northern Territory Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon You and Me : Our Place Kingswood : Working Title Press , 2007 Z1412604 2007 single work picture book children's

'At the edge of a northern Australian city, where river and mangroves reach the sea, two young boys join Uncle Tobias for a day of fishing and hunting.

'Leonie Norrington's beautiful text and Dee Huxley's lush, vibrant illustrations create a world in which the old and new cultures exist comfortably together and children move easily between them.' (Publisher's blurb)

2009 shortlisted Northern Territory Book of the Year Award
2008 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
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