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Cath Crowley is a Melbourne-based author and part-time teacher. She studied professional writing and editing at RMIT.

In 2010, already the author of the Gracie Faltrain trilogy (2004-2008) and the standalone Chasing Charlie Duskin, Crowley published Graffiti Moon, twenty-four hours in the lives of four teenagers. The novel won the Ethel Turner Prize (NSW Premier's Literary Awards) and the Prime Minister's Literary Award (young adult), and was made a Children's Book Council honour book; it was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the ABIA Australian Book of the Year (older children), and Inky Award, and a KOALA Award. To date (2017), it has been published in England and the US, as well as Australia, and translated into seven other languages. Crowley's previous books had been successful and Chasing Charlie Duskin was translated into German, but Graffiti Moon triggered an entirely different level of visibility and success.

Crowley followed Graffiti Moon with Words in Deep Blue, in 2016. It won the Indie Award (young adult), Inky Award, and the Queensland Literary Award (young adult), and was a Children's Book Council of Australia honour book. It has also been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards (announced November 2017). As of 2017, it has already been translated into Dutch.

In 2017, Crowley collaborated with fellow young-adult novelists Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, each writing a protagonist of the novel Take Three Girls.

Most Referenced Works

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Personal Awards

2014 recipient ACT Arts Grant With Heidi Silberman : $25,000 to assist with costs a theatre production about the lives of women in Australia during World War I
2012 Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $40,000 for young adult literature.

Awards for Works

Take Three Girls 2017 single work novel young adult

'Kate, a quiet boarder, making some risky choices to pursue the experimental music she loves.

'Clem, shrugging off her old swim-team persona, exploring her first sexual relationship, and trying to keep her annoying twin, Iris, at arm's length.

'Ady, grappling with a chaotic family, and wondering who her real friends are; she's not the confident A-lister she appears to be.

'When St Hilda's establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, the three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda's.

Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth?' (Publication Summary)

2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2018 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2018 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2018 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2018 shortlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
Words in Deep Blue 2016 single work novel romance young adult

'Second-hand bookshops are full of mysteries

'This is a love story.

'It's the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets, to words.

'It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.

'Now, she's back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal. She's looking for the future in the books people love, and the words that they leave behind.

'Sometimes you need the poets

'The new novel from the award-winning author of Graffiti Moon. ' (Publication summary)

2018 finalist International Awards Premio Mare di Libri

For the Italian translation.

2017 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award
2017 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Young Adults' Fiction
2017 winner Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2017 Honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2017 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2017 winner Inky Awards Gold Inky
2017 winner Indie Awards Young Adult
Graffiti Moon 2010 single work novel young adult

'Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist. Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose. Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it. Jazz and Leo are slowly encircling each other.

'An intense and exhilarating 24 hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge: of adulthood, of HSC, of finding out just who they are, and who they want to be.' (From the publisher's website.)

2018 shortlisted YABBA Fiction Years 7-9
2012 honour book KOALA Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2011 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2011 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Young Adult Book
2011 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
2011 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2011 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Young Adults' Fiction
2011 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2011 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
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