Alwyn Evans is a writer, an editor and a consultant in literacy education and publishing who has also worked as a teacher. She came to Western Australia in 1946 and has been a judge of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers for all but its first year.
Walk in My Shoes2004single work novel young adult 'After a perilous and terrifying escape from war-torn Afghanistan, Gulnessa and her family find themselves in Australia, a place they know nothing about. They are exhausted and traumatised, but so full of hope. At last, somewhere safe to call home.
But their struggle isn't over yet. They are confined in a detention centre for asylum seekers, and forced to prove their refugee status. As days drag into weeks and months, Gulnessa is determined to stay strong. She must keep her family together, and fight for her friend Abdul - with whom she has secretly fallen in love. She cannot give up hope for a second chance at life, and the opportunity to build a future in a new land'. Source: publisher's website.