Sonya Hartnett’s latest novel The Children Of The King will be released in April 2012.
To celebrate the upcoming release of this unique and beautiful novel, we will be revisiting Sonya’s previous novels and discussing ways in which her books can be used in your classrooms and libraries.
Sonya Hartnett is the internationally acclaimed author of several novels, including Thursday’s Child, winner of the 2002 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and Forest, winner of the 2002 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year: Older Readers. In 2003, her adult novel, Of a Boy, won The Age Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.
In 2000 and again in 2003, Sonya Hartnett has been named one of The Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelists of the Year. Her work has been published internationally with editions available in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Norway and Denmark.
In 2004, The Silver Donkey was published to great critical acclaim. It has won the 2005 Brisbane Courier Mail award for young readers and was CBCA Book of the Year (Young readers) in 2005.
Surrender was published in 2005. It was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award and the Aurealis Award – Fantasy Division in 2005.
In 2008 Sonya was the recipient of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The prize is awarded to authors, illustrators, narrators and/or promoters of reading whose work reflects the spirit of Astrid Lindgren. It is the first time this award has gone to an Australian.
Her novel for older readers, The Midnight Zoo won the CBCA 2011 Book of the Year for Older Readers.
Stay tuned for the following month as we share with you teaching notes and resources for Sonya’s work.