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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 studied Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne. She has worked for the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria. She 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 aPhD 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

That Christmas Feeling 2017 single work picture book children's

'Dottie is waiting for the Christmas feeling to arrive—that fizzy, excited feeling, where everything is a bit magical. But this year, Dottie, her brother, Jem, and their dog, Shortbread, are staying with Grandma and Grandpa. Grandma and Grandpa are trying hard, but Christmas just isn't the same . . . A gorgeous, heart-warming story about misplacing the Christmas spirit, and finding it again.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
The Boundless Sublime 2016 single work novel young adult

'Ruby Jane Galbraith is an ordinary girl seeking peace in the wake of family tragedy. Her search leads her into a community that seems guided by love. And it's only after she's drawn into its web that she learns its sinister secrets.

'Ruby Jane Galbraith is empty. Her family has been torn apart and it's all her fault.

'The only thing that makes sense to her is Fox - a gentle new friend who is wise, soulful and clever, yet oddly naive about the ways of the world. He understands what she's going through and he offers her a chance to feel peace. Fox belongs to a group called the Institute of the Sublime - and Ruby can't stay away from him. So she is also drawn in to what she too late discovers is a terrifying secretive community that is far from the ideal world she expected.

'Can Ruby find the courage to escape? Is there any way she can save Fox too? And is there ever really an escape from the far-reaching influence of the Institute of the Sublime?

'A gripping YA novel about an ordinary girl who is unsuspectingly inducted into a secretive modern-day cult.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young Adult Fiction
2017 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
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