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Hilary Bell Hilary Bell i(A30379 works by)
Born: Established: 1966 ;
Gender: Female
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Hilary Bell is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and the Julliard Playwrights' Program (New York). Best known for writing stage drama, Bell has also written for radio, opera, television, and film.

Among her work for television are scripts for short-lived soap opera Echo Point (1995), children's puppet show The Ferals (1995), and Australian-New Zealand co-production Mirror, Mirror (1995): her novel based on the latter series won the Aurealis Award (young adult division) in 1996.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Numerical Street Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2015 9187993 2015 single work picture book children's

'Count as you walk up Numerical Street.

Every page has a numerical treat.

Get your pants altered, get your keys cut,

Open the book before the shops shut.

'From the creators of bestselling Alphabetical Sydney comes a walk up busy Numerical Street, past its laundromats, cake shops, panel beaters and hair salons. A fresh look at familiar shops and businesses, the vibrant illustrations and playful verse of Numerical Street celebrate the jostle and chaos of suburban streetscapes.' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
2016 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
y separately published work icon The Red Balloon 2015 10275000 2015 single work drama children's

'On his way to school, a young boy finds a red balloon tangled around a lamp post. Soon after rescuing it, the boy discovers the balloon has a mind of its own! Together, the boy and his balloon wander the streets, exploring the neighbourhood and searching for adventure.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 joint winner AWGIE Awards Theatre For Young People Award
y separately published work icon Alphabetical Sydney Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2013 6434670 2013 single work picture book children's

'This is our Sydney, the brightest and best of it, North to the south to the east and the west of it. Bats and cicadas, lawn bowls and the zoo, This is our town. Let us share it with you. ' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 joint winner Australian Publishers Association Awards APA Book Design Awards Designers’ Choice Best Young Adult/Children’s Cover
2014 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
2014 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
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