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Lee Battersby Lee Battersby i(A69160 works by)
Born: Established: 1970 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1975
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Lee Battersby is a Perth-based author of science fiction and fantasy stories.

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y separately published work icon Magrit Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2016 8551504 2016 single work single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery with her friend and advisor, Master Puppet, whom she built from bones and bits of graveyard junk. She is as forgotten as the tiny graveyard world that surrounds her. One night as Magrit and Master Puppet sit atop of their crumbling chapel, a passing stork drops a baby into the graveyard. Defying Master Puppet's demands that the baby be disposed of, and taking no heed of his dire warnings, Magrit decides to raise the baby herself. She gives him a name: Bugrat. Magrit loves Bugrat like a brother, friend and son all rolled into one. But Master Puppet and the newly discovered skeleton girl know all too well what will happen when Bugrat grows up - that the truth about them all will be revealed. Something Magrit refuses to face.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book designed by Amy Daoud.
2017 selected International Awards White Ravens
2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
y separately published work icon Marching Dead Nottingham Long Island : Angry Robot , 2013 Z1924187 2013 single work novel fantasy horror Find the dead a King, save himself, win the love of his life, live happily ever after. No wonder Marius dos Helles is bored. But now something has stopped the dead from, well, dying. It’s up to Marius, Gerd, and Gerd’s not-dead-enough Granny to journey across the continent and put the dead back in the afterlife where they belong. [From the publisher's website]
2013 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Best Novel
The Claws of Native Ghosts 2008 single work short story horror
— Appears in: The Beast Within 2008; Australis Imaginarium 2010;

''Claws' takes place in the early days of European colonisation of Western Australia. It's based around a real life event, a slaughter of Aboriginal families by settlers that has become known as 'The Battle of Pinjarra'. Apart from my protagonist, all the human characters in the story are based on real people.'

Source: Interview with Lee Battersby, Graveside Books website, http://gravesidetales.com
Sighted: 17/03/2009

2008 winner Australian Shadows Award Short Fiction
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