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Will Kostakis Will Kostakis i(A90758 works by) (a.k.a. Will Kostakis; William Kostakis)
Born: Established: ca. 1989 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

William Kostakis undertook his secondary education at Newington College, Sydney. He then went on to undertake a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) at Sydney University.

He published his first novel when he was nineteen; he had previously won Sydney Morning Herald's Young Writer of the Year for a collection of short stories, while still in high school.

His second novel was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, among other wins and shortlists. His third novel also marked his debut in the American market, it won the Ena Noël Award (IBBY Awards) and was a finalist for the international Lambda Awards.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Monuments Sydney : Lothian , 2019 16083358 2019 single work novel young adult fantasy

'When Connor Giannopoulos discovers a Monument under his high school, he doesn't have any idea how much his life is going to change forever. It turns out that immortality and strength beyond his wildest dreams is a bit more responsibility than he bargained for.

'All 16-year-old Connor is trying to do is avoid his ex-best friend when he stumbles upon a trapdoor to a secret chamber under his school. But when Sally Rodgers breaks into the same secret chamber looking for an ancient being, things take an unexpected turn . . . and Connor's life will never be the same again.

'Along with the mysterious Sally and, later on, his new friend Locky, Connor discovers the Monuments - gods who have been buried for generations - who created the world and hid themselves away from humanity to keep everyone safe. But now they're exposed and vulnerable, and Connor isn't sure who, himself included, can be trusted with the knowledge and the power these gods have.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2020 shortlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon I Can See the Ending Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2017 11362168 2017 single work short story
2017 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novella
2017 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Short Story
y separately published work icon The Sidekicks Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9231773 2016 single work novel young adult

'The Swimmer.

The Rebel.

The Nerd.

'All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks. And now that Isaac's gone, what does that make them?

'Will Kostakis, award-winning author of The First Third, perfectly depicts the pain and pleasure of this teenage world, piecing together three points of view with intricate splendour.' (Publication summary)

2018 winner IBBY Australia Ena Noël Award
2018 finalist International Awards Lambda Awards LGBTQ Children's / Young Adult
2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2017 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2017 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
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