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I write stories for all age groups:

The Rose Leopard (University of Queensland Press 2003)

Bloodlines (Strictly Literary 2009)

Drink the Air (Winner of the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Award for Young Adult Fiction)

Spring Rain (Self-published 2011)

Joyous and Moonbeam (Scholastic 2013; Finalist in the 2014 West Australian Premier’s Awards for Young Adult Literature)

This Is My Song (Scholastic 2017; ACU Book Of The Year 2019; Winner of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Literature; Finalist in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards; also published in the Czech Republic by Albatros Media)

The Happiness Quest (Scholastic 2018; CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers 2019)

A New Kind of Everything (Scholastic 2020)

Other credits include:

  • Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2011 for services to education, literature and performing arts
  • Recipient of a 2015 May Gibbs Literature Trust Creative Time Fellowship for the creation of This Is My Song
  • Winner of the 2016 FAW NSW Walter Stone Award for Life Writing for Homecoming
  • Recipient of an Australia Council Literature Board Grant for Emerging Writers in 2011-2012
  • Joint winner of the 2004 Queensland Theatre Company Expressions Play-script Competition for Heart

I offer workshops on the writing process to children and young adult groups via Speakers Ink: Richard Yaxley

You can contact me at Twitter: Richard Yaxley or you might like to go to Facebook: Richard Yaxley Author

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