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BiographyHistory

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney's north-western suburbs. She studied English and Law at the University of Sydney, and undertook Masters studies at Yale University. Moriarty then moved to England to work on a PhD at Cambridge University. Married to a Canadian, Moriarty has divided her time between Sydney and Montreal. In addition to her writing, Moriarty has worked as a lawyer in the media and entertainment industries. She has said that John Marsden has been an influence on her own writing.

Moriarty is the sister of Liane Moriarty and Nicola Moriarty.

[Major source: Pan Macmillan Australia website]

Sighted: 04/11/2004

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Established Writers 14-15 Fiction
Centenary Medal For service to Australian society and literature

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 19654147 2020 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Long ago, the little Prince of Cloudburst was stolen from the seashore by a Water Sprite. Now, ten years later, the prince has found his way home. The King and Queen are planning the biggest party in their Kingdom's history to welcome him.

'Meanwhile, on the other side of the Kingdoms and Empires, Esther Mettlestone-Staranise is looking forward to another year at Katherine Valley Boarding School. But she arrives to find a number of strange and unsettling changes. For one, her new teacher is rumoured to be an Ogre. Two mysterious students have joined the school, and one of Esther's classmates is an undercover Spellbinder. Most disturbingly, the mountains surrounding the school - usually a delight of glaciers, teashops, lakes and Faeries - are now crowded with wicked Shadow Mages.

'As secrets and dangers escalate, Esther must find the answers to several puzzles. Why is her teacher behaving so oddly? Which of Esther's classmates is the Spellbinder, and can they really protect the school from gathering hordes of Shadow Mages? Could the Stolen Prince of Cloudburst be connected?

'How can Esther - who is not talented like her sisters, nor an adventurer like her cousin, but just Esther - save her family, her school and possibly her entire world?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
2021 shortlisted Russell Prize for Humour Writing Humour Writing for Young People Award
2021 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
y separately published work icon The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2018 14230015 2018 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'The town of Spindrift is home to the Orphanage School where Finlay lives. Just outside town is the painfully posh Brathelthwaite Boarding School, home to Honey Bee. When the two schools compete at the Spindrift Tournament, stakes are high, tensions are higher, and some people are out to win at any cost. And then Whispering Wars break out, and Spindrift is thrust onto the front lines. Children are being stolen. Witches, sirens and a deadly magical flu invade the town. Finlay, Honey Bee and their friends must join forces to outwit the encroaching forces of darkness and turn the tide of the war. But how can one bickering troupe outwit the insidious power of the Whisperers? And who are the two mysterious figures watching them from the shadows?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
2019 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
y separately published work icon The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11530260 2017 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Bronte Mettlestone's parents ran away to have adventures leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. She's had a perfectly pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons—and no adventures, thank you very much. But Bronte's parents have left extremely detailed (and bossy) instructions in their will. She is to travel the kingdoms and empires, perfectly alone, delivering special gifts to her ten other aunts.

'There is a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard and a veterinarian aunt who specialises in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship together and a former rock-star aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom. Now, armed with only her parents' instructions, a chest full of strange gifts and her own strong will, Bronte must journey forth to face dragons, Chief Detectives and pirates—and the gathering suspicion that there might be something more to her extremely inconvenient quest than meets the eye . . .'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
2018 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
2018 shortlisted The Readings Children’s Book Prize
2017 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division
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