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Nicole Hayes Nicole Hayes i(A76852 works by)
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'Nicole Hayes is an award-winning author, podcaster and footy fanatic. She is one-sixth of the award-winning all-female Australian football podcast and radio show, The Outer Sanctum (on the ABC).

'Nicole has collaborated with fellow Sanctumer Alicia Sometimes on A Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017 and co-edited From the Outer: Footy Like You’ve Never Heard It. Nicole has also written chapters for Balancing Acts: Women in Sport and Speccy-tacular AFL Stories.' (Source : Hardie Grant Egmont)

Most Referenced Works


  • Nicole Hayes is a Stella Prize Schools Program ambassador.

Personal Awards

2022 recipient ASA Mentorship Young Adult
2021-2022 shortlisted Adaptable (Queensland Writers Centre)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Shadow's Breath Sydney : Random House Australia , 2017 10534861 2017 single work novel young adult

'A compelling story of heartbreak, courage and forgiveness from the award-winning author of The Whole of My World and One True Thing.

'Then, things were looking up for Tessa. Her mum was finally getting back on track. Tessa had started seeing Nick. She was making new friends. She’d even begun to paint again.

'Now, Tessa and Nick are trapped in the car after a corner taken too fast. Injured, stranded in the wilderness, at the mercy of the elements, the question becomes one of survival. But Tessa isn’t sure if she wants to be found. Not after what she saw. Not after what she remembered. ' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2018 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
y separately published work icon One True Thing North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2015 8235821 2015 single work novel young adult

'When is a secret not a secret? When your whole life is public.

'Most sixteen-year-olds get woken up by their parents because they're late for school, or the dog needs walking. Ordinary reasons both boring and predictable, but also, well, safe. My mum drags me out of bed with reminders that she has to fight for international peace, or solve world hunger.

'Frankie is used to being the daughter of a politician, but with her mum taking over as the Victorian Premier and an election coming up, life's been crazier than usual. Add to that a brother with asthma to keep an eye on, a best friend who's been weirdly distant lately, and the fact that Frankie's just humiliated herself in front of a hot guy – who it turns out is a budding journalist wanting to interview her about her band. Frankie has a tough decision to make. Jake seems interested in her – but is it all for show, or does he really like her?

'Then everything crumbles. Photos appear of Frankie's mum having secret meetings with a younger man – and she refuses to tell the public why.

'No one's talking but someone knows the truth. With her family falling apart around her, Frankie is determined to find out – even if it means losing Jake.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2017 shortlisted REAL Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
2015 winner Children's Peace Literature Award
y separately published work icon The Whole of My World Sydney : Random House Australia , 2013 5985638 2013 single work novel young adult

'An unputdownable novel for anyone who's ever loved or lost, drawn a line between then and now, or kept a secret that wouldn't stay hidden . . .

Today I am free. No guilt for who's missing, what's been left behind. My face aches from smiling in the wind and my voice rasps from all the screaming, and I know that it's been forever since I've felt so completely alive.

Desperate to escape her grieving father and harbouring her own terrible secret, Shelley disappears into the intoxicating world of Aussie Rules football. Joining a motley crew of footy tragics – and, best of all, making friends with one of the star players – Shelley finds somewhere to belong. Finally she's winning.

So why don't her friends get it? Josh, who she's known all her life, but who she can barely look at anymore because of the memories of that fateful day. Tara, whose cold silences Shelley can't understand. Everyone thinks there's something more going on between Shelley and Mick. But there isn't – is there?

When the whole of your world is football, sometimes life gets lost between goals.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted KOALA Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2014 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
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