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Meg McKinlay

Meg McKinlay is a children’s writer and poet whose work ranges from picture books through to young adult fiction. Her publications include the Prime Minister's Literary Award-winning A Single Stone, and CBCA-shortlisted No Bears and Duck for a Day, among many others. Meg grew up in central Victoria, and spent her childhood roaming through the bush, striking it rich at least once a week on a vein of fool’s gold. Raised in a TV-free household, she was a bookish kid, in love with words, excited by dictionaries and spelling bees. These days she lives near the ocean in Fremantle and spends her days writing, reading and rambling. She is always busy cooking up more books.


Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Shortlist 2020)
Western Australian Premier's Book Award (Winner 2019, Shortlisted 2020)
CBCA Picture Book of the Year Notable Book 2018
Prime Minister's Literary Award (Winner 2016)
Queensland Literary Award (Winner 2015)
Aurealis Award (Winner 2015)
Western Australian Premier's Book Award (Shortlisted 2008, 2016)
Victorian Premier's Literary Award (Shortlisted 2016)
NSW Premier's Literary Award (Shortlisted 2016, 2020)
Adelaide Festival Award for Literature (Shortlisted 2016)
SCBWI Crystal Kite Award (Winner 2013, 2020)
Environment Award for Children's Literature (Shortlisted, 2013)
Children’s Book Council of Australia (Honour Book 2016; Shortlisted 2011, 2012)
Davitt Award (Winner 2012)

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