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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

Freedom Ride 2015 single work novel young adult

'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 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2016 Children's Book Council 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
You Don't Even Know 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
Pan's Whisper 2011 single work novel young adult 'Pan Harris is is brash, loud and damaged. Ordered into foster care, Pan is full of anger at the mother who abandoned her, and the older sister who kept her from her father. Pan is certain that she knows the reality of her past until she meets Hunter, the boy who understands her story better than anyone else, and who just may be the key to unlocking the truth of Pan s memories. But are some memories best left forgotten? And is Hunter worth Pan breaking her most important rule Never. Trust. Anyone.' (From the publisher's website.)
2012 winner Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
2012 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Young Adults' Fiction
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