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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 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.

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
y separately published work icon That Christmas Feeling Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11533892 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 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
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