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Sue Lawson Sue Lawson i(A67436 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Sue Lawson has worked as a teacher, nightclub DJ, and radio announcer. She grew up on a farm near Hamilton, Victoria, and was living in western Victoria in 2012. She often runs writing workshops for children and adults.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Nganga : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases Melbourne : Walker Books Australia , 2018 13182297 2018 single work prose children's

'Nganga (ng gar na): To see and understand.

'Aunty, Uncle, sorry business, deadly, women's business, marngrook, dreamtime, Elders, songlines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words have become part of our everyday vocabulary but we may not know their true meaning of the word or where the words come from.

'In Nganga, Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson have brought together these words, their meanings and their history. Engage with the rich and unique culture of Aboriginal Australians through this authoritative and concise collection.' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted Educational Publishing Awards Australia Primary Reference Resource
2019 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
y separately published work icon Freedom Ride Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2015 8220769 2015 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units)

'Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But it's nothing to do with him. That's just the way the Aborigines have always been treated. In the summer of 1965 racial tensions in the town are at boiling point, and something headed Walgaree's way will blow things apart. It's time for Robbie to take a stand. Nothing will ever be the same.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted YABBA Fiction Years 7-9
2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
2016 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2016 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2016 selected International Awards White Ravens
y separately published work icon You Don't Even Know Newtown : Black Dog Books , 2013 6179095 2013 single work novel young adult

'Alex Hudson is a good guy. He plays water polo. He has a part-time job. He's doing okay at school. Then the thing that anchors Alex is ripped away and his life seems pointless. How can he make anyone else understand how he feels, when he doesn't even know?'

2014 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
2014 shortlisted KOALA Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
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