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Lili Wilkinson Lili Wilkinson i(A98275 works by)
Born: Established: 1981 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Lili Wilkinson is an award-winning children's and young adult author. Lili studied Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne. She has worked for the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, and is the daughter of children's author Carole Wilkinson. As well as writing full time, she has also taught English in Japan.

Wilkinson hold's a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. She established both the website and the Inky Awards.

Most Referenced Works


  • In 2007, her book Joan of Arc: The Story of Jehanne Darc (2006) was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's History Awards, Young People's History Prize.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Erasure Initiative Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 19523087 2020 single work novel young adult thriller

'I wake up, and for a few precious seconds I don't realise there's anything wrong.
The rumble of tyres on bitumen, and the hiss of air conditioning. The murmur of voices. The smell of air freshener. The cool vibration of glass against my forehead.

'A girl wakes up on a self-driving bus. She has no memory of how she got there or who she is. Her nametag reads CECILY. The six other people on the bus are just like her: no memories, only nametags. There's a screen on each seatback that gives them instructions. A series of tests begin, with simulations projected onto the front window of the bus. The passengers must each choose an outcome; majority wins. But as the testing progresses, deadly secrets are revealed, and the stakes get higher and higher. Soon Cecily is no longer just fighting for her freedom - she's fighting for her life.

'The acclaimed author of After the Lights Go Out returns with another compelling YA thriller - a timely novel about the intensity and unpredictability of human behaviour under pressure.' (Publication summary)

2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2021 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2021 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
2020 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Novel
y separately published work icon Hodgepodge Crows Nest : Albert Street Books , 2020 18884032 2020 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'I'm Artie. I'm eleven years old.

'I do not believe in ghosts, or monsters.

'I do believe in science.

'I also believe that my step-sister Willow is kinda terrifying.

'Willow and I found a weird old book in the attic of our new house. It's called the Big Boke of Fetching Monsters.

'And it tells you how to make your own monster.

'But that's impossible.

'You DEFINITELY can't make a monster - because MONSTERS DO NOT EXIST.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
y separately published work icon After the Lights Go Out Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 13968132 2018 single work novel young adult

'Seventeen-year-old Pru Palmer lives with her twin sisters and their doomsday prepper father, Rick, on the outskirts of an isolated mining community. One day, the power goes out. In town, supplies run out and people get desperate. The world is different; the rules are different. Survival is everything. A brilliant and terrifyingly compelling YA novel with life and death stakes that will keep readers on the edge of their seat.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young Adult Fiction
2019 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2019 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2019 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
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