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Barry Jonsberg Barry Jonsberg i(A81944 works by) (a.k.a. Peter Jonsberg)
Born: Established: Liverpool, Merseyside,
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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: 1999
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BiographyHistory

Barry Jonsberg went to school and university in his native England, gaining two degrees in English (B.A. Hons and Master of Philosophy) from Liverpool University. He lectured in English at college level in England and continued teaching in high schools after moving to Australia.

Jonsberg began writing in 2001, after his arrival in Australia. He changed from full-time teaching to relief teaching in 2004 in order to devote more time to his writing. He lives in Darwin.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00

2011 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $50,000 for young adult literature writing.
2006 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Developing Writers $25,000 for young adult literature writing.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Song Only I Can Hear Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 13659130 2018 single work novel young adult

'Introducing Rob Fitzgerald: thirteen years old and determined to impress the new girl at school, but it's a difficult task for a super-shy kid who is prone to panic attacks that include vomit, and genuine terror that can last all day. An anonymous texter is sending Rob challenges and they might just help. Or not.

'Beautifully moving and full of heart and humour, A Song Only I Can Hear is a delightful novel about dreaming big, being brave and marching to the beat of your own drum.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

2020 shortlisted REAL Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2020 winner Territory Read Book of the Year Young Adult / Children
2020 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young Adult Fiction
2019 shortlisted YABBA Fiction Years 7-9
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2019 winner Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon Game Theory Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9612206 2016 single work novel young adult

'Jamie's sister has been kidnapped. And Jamie is convinced he can save her using the principles of game theory. But is strategy the best option when his little sister's life is at stake? A hugely compelling YA thriller.

'Game theory has brought me to this point and I must follow where it leads. Even though this is not a game.

'Jamie is a sixteen-year-old maths whiz. Summerlee, his older sister, is in the grip of a wild phase. Tensions at home run high.

'When Summerlee wins a 7.5-million-dollar lottery, she cuts all ties with her family. But money can cause trouble - big trouble. And when Jamie's younger sister Phoebe is kidnapped for a ransom, the family faces a crisis almost too painful to bear.

'Jamie thinks he can use game theory - the strategy of predicting an opponent's actions - to get Phoebe back. But can he outfox the kidnapper? Or is he putting his own and his sister's life at risk?

'A brilliant, page-turning novel from a superb storyteller.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted YABBA Fiction Years 7-9
y separately published work icon A Dog's Tale Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2016 8866432 2016 single work picture book children's

'Michael wants a dog. His mum and dad say no. No way. Never. They say dogs smell and get under your feet. But Michael is never going to give up. Ever.' (Publication summary)

2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
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