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zana fraillon


Zana Fraillon was born in Melbourne, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. Her 2016 novel The Bone Sparrow won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children, the Readings Young Adult Book Prize and the Amnesty CILIP Honour. It was also shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the Queensland Literary Awards, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Gold Inky and the CILIP Carnegie Medal.She spent a year in China teaching English and now lives in Melbourne with her three sons, husband and two dogs.

Her new novel is The Ones that Disappeared and she will launch the picture book, Wisp, at Bendigo Writers Festival.


growing up post-truth

📅 FRIDAY, 1.30pm

With Hyeonseo Lee and Jo Lampert

writing for curi0us kids


With Samantha Grover, Belinda Murrell and Dana Twycross