Authors » Katy Watson-Kell
Katy Watson-Kell was born in Scotland and moved to Western Australia when she was ten. After leaving high school on a whim, she spent the next ten years talking her way into a smorgasbord of occupations including golf course attendant, handbag seller and professional luncher. Eventually her creative juices bubbled to the surface and her first young adult novel, Juice, won the Avis Page Award for the highest ranking Australian novel (Older Readers category) in the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards 2002. Katie’s second novel mama’s trippin’ was shortlisted for a Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards and the West Australian Young Reader’s Book Awards (Older Readers’ Category).
Winner, Inaugural Katherine Susannah Pritchard Foundation Science Fiction Award, 1997
Winner, West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, 2002
Short listed, Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, 2006
Books available from Fremantle Press
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot Reading
Annabel Smith’s Whisky Charlie Foxtrot was shortlisted for the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The winner, Fish-Hair Woman was announced on Friday night. Here’s a reading Annabel prepared for her presentation at the Wheeler Centre award ceremony.