Kirsty Eagar Kirsty Eagar i(A125077 works by)
Born: Established: 1972 Mackay, Mackay - Sarina area, Marlborough - Mackay - Townsville area, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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Kirsty Eagar lived in various parts of Queensland as a child, including time on a cattle station in central Queensland. She gained a degree in economics from The University of Queensland before joining the Reserve Bank in Sydney. While living in Sydney, Eagar learned to surf and continued to develop her skill at the sport while on secondment with the bank in England. (Eagar surfed regularly in Cornwall.)

Returning to Australia, Eagar spent some time travelling around Australia and surfing. She later settled in Sydney where she left her financial career and focused on writing.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $30,000.00
2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Young adult literature (for 12 to 18 years)

Awards for Works

Night Beach 2012 single work novel young adult

'Imagine there is someone you like so much that just thinking about them leaves you desperate and reckless. You crave them in a way that's not rational, not right, and you're becoming somebody you don't recognise, and certainly don't respect, but you don't even care. And this person you like is unattainable.

'Except for one thing . . .

'He lives downstairs.

'Abbie has three obsessions. Art. The ocean. And Kane. But since Kane's been back, he's changed. There's a darkness shadowing him that only Abbie can see. And it wants her in its world.

'A Gothic story about the very dark things that feed the creative process, from the winner of the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for young adult fiction.' (From the publisher's website.)

2013 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adult Fiction
2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2012 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
Saltwater Vampires 2010 single work novel young adult 'For Jamie Mackie, summer holidays in the coastal town of Rocky Head mean surfing, making money, and good times at the local music festival. But this year, vampires are on the festival's line-up ... fulfilling a pact made on the wreck of the Batavia, four hundred years ago. If their plans succeed, nobody in Rocky Head will survive to see out the new year.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
Raw Blue 2009 single work novel young adult

'Carly has dropped out of uni to spend her days surfing and her nights working as a cook in a Manly café. Surfing is the one thing she loves doing ... and the only thing that helps her stop thinking about what happened two years ago at schoolies week.

'And then Carly meets Ryan, a local at the break, fresh out of jail. When Ryan learns the truth, Carly has to decide. Will she let the past bury her? Or can she let go of her anger and shame, and find the courage to be happy? (From the publisher's website.)

2010 shortlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
2010 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
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