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Nova Weetman Nova Weetman i(A15341 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Nova Weetman has written short films, short plays and short stories. In 2005 she won the FAW Jim Hamilton Award for an unpublished novel for 'Monday Man'.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 recipient Creative Victoria for writing a book on grief, lockdown, and the creative process.
2020 recipient Creative Victoria Sustaining Creative Workers Fund

($5000): ‘To write six short stories to be published online focusing on characters from her 2019 novel Sick Bay.’

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive     $2,000 

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Edge of Thirteen St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2021 20534252 2021 single work children's fiction children's

'Clem Timmins can't wait to see her best friends after being apart all summer holidays. But when they get back together, things have changed. Bridge is boy-crazy and acting like a different person. Ellie is wearing a bra and having a real-life romance. Clem feels left behind. When she makes friends with Tom, suddenly everyone's gossiping about whether they're going to be a couple. Clem's got no interest in having a boyfriend. Or does she?

'At school camp, Bridge crosses the line and Clem has to ask herself - can she keep growing up with her friends when they're growing apart?

'This story of fitting in and falling out perfectly captures how it feels to balance on the edge of who you are and who you want to be.' (Publication summary)

2021 shortlisted REAL Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
y separately published work icon Sick Bay St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2019 15643916 2019 single work children's fiction children's

'Two very different Grade 6 girls meet in their school sick bay. Meg is a loner. Grieving over the death of her father, and struggling with changes at home, she wears slippers to school and hides out in sick bay to avoid other kids. New girl Riley, is a Type 1 diabetic and already popular. She doesn't want to go to sick bay, but sometimes she has to if she's having a high or a low. As Meg and Riley are forced to spend more and more time together in the cramped sick bay room, they start to uncover each other's secrets and find the courage to be who they really are.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 winner KOALA Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2021 winner YABBA Fiction Years 7-9
2020 longlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon The Secrets We Share St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2017 12359393 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Clem is slowly rebuilding her life after a house fire destroyed everything. She’s about to start high school with her two best friends and she’s finally settled into living with her dad in their tiny flat. But when her mum unexpectedly moves in, Clem feels like there’s no space for her.

'Then she meets Matt, a funny and rebellious fourteen-year-old with family troubles of his own. When everything starts to unravel, Clem must decide which secrets to keep and which to share.' (Publication summary)
 

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
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