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Sharon Kernot Sharon Kernot i(A81281 works by)
Gender: Female
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y separately published work icon The Art of Taxidermy Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2018 13940872 2018 single work novel young adult

'LOTTIE is fascinated with death. She collects birds, lizards and other small dead animals she finds, trying preserve them, to hold onto the life they once had. Her aunt tries to put a stop to this worrying obsession, but her father can see a scientist’s mind at work, and he introduces her to the art of taxidermy.

'For Lottie, the beauty and tenderness she finds in her preserved creatures provide a way for her to feel close to the mother she lost.

'The Art of Taxidermy is an exquisitely imagined verse novel about sadness and loss, and the way art and beauty can help us make sense of it all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book
2019 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2019 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2019 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2017 shortlisted Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing
Underground Road 2010 single work novel
— Appears in: Writing Poverty : The Reflexive Practitioner : Social Welfare Worker and Creative Artist and, Underground Road 2010;

'Damien, Edith, Kenneth and Mary are residents of a single street whose lives are ordinary to the last degree and as such encompass addiction and domestic violence, quiet achievements and small acts of kindness and treachery. Jack and Mary, locked at uncomfortably close quarters on Jack's retirement, chafe and sulk and fret. Edith finds solace in her lonely life playing the pokies. Young Damien, terrified of his stepfather Marcus and the school bully, broods on revenge. And Kenneth, unhinged, wanders the streets. Lives intertwine and decisions are made. And the tension grows to its shattering climax.' (Publication blurb)

2010 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by a SA Emerging Writer
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