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Sharon Kernot Sharon Kernot i(A81281 works by)
Gender: Female
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Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2024 recipient Varuna Fellowships Varuna Residential Fellowships for their poetry collection ‘The Deception of Dreams: A novel in verse’
shortlisted For 'The Art of Taxidermy'.

Awards for Works

Eating Type i "She tried to be sensible, restrained", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verandah , no. 34 2019; (p. 8)
2019 winner Verandah Awards The Matthew Rocca Poetry Prize
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.

2021 winner KROC Awards Fiction Years 7-9
2021 shortlisted REAL Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2019 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Young Adults' Fiction
2019 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book
2019 shortlisted CBCA 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 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2017 shortlisted Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing
Typography 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014; (p. 166)
2019 shortlisted Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition
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