Author Inquiry

We usually read books and appreciate them. Their characters; we get immersed and plots we fall in love with. But, really, do we think about the creative minds who made these books of magic? Well, we know authors from best sellers and all-time favourites but do we know those authors that have good content but haven’t been in magazines and other places?

I chose to do my author inquiry about her because she makes really nice books, my favourite is ‘Cicada Summer’. I have read it 6 times and love it so much!

Kate Constable, author of children and young adult books.

10 Facts about Kate Constable:

  • She lives in Melbourne, Australia and in AFL goes for the Western Bulldogs. 
  • Born in 1966, Melbourne, Australia.
  • She studied at Melbourne University and finished her degrees in seven years, working part-time in many different jobs of different profession.  She started writing after many years of law school because of her love for young adult and children’s books.
  • Her favourite TV shows are Dr. Who, Mad Men, Truly Madly Deeply and Sense and Sensibility.
  • Her favourite music artists are Paul Kelly, Pennies From Heaven, Sound of Music and Jane Siberry.
  • Some of her favourite books are Little Women, Harry Potter and The Great Gatsby
  • She likes champagne, politics, tea, coffee, sleep, books, reading, writing,  homemade lemonade and intelligent conversations.
  • She has a blog, and she is actively posting.
  • Right now, she is reading Wonder by R.J Palacio.
  • She is going to be in the book ‘The Book That Made Me’ and talk about the books that shaped her as a writer, reader and person.


2011     Crow Country
                        Winner, CBCA Book of the Year (Younger Readers)
                        Winner, Patricia Wrightson Award (Children’s Literature), NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
                        Shortlisted, WA Premier’s Literary Awards (Young Adult)
                        Shortlisted, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (Children’s  Literature)

2010    Dear Swoosie (with Penni Russon)
                       Girlfriend Fiction

2009    Cicada Summer 
                        Shortlisted, PM’s Literary Awards (Children’s Fiction)
                        Shortlisted, Aurealis Awards (Best Children’s Long Fiction)
                        Shortlisted, Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards (Upper Primary)
                        CBCA Notable Book (Younger Readers)

           Winter of Grace
                        Girlfriend Fiction
                        Joint Winner, Children’s Peace Literature Award
                        CBCA Notable Book (Older Readers)

2008    Always Mackenzie    
                        Girlfriend Fiction

2007    The Taste of Lightning
                        Shortlisted, Aurealis Awards (Best Young Adult Novel)
                        CBCA Notable Book (Older Readers)

2005    The Tenth Power        
                        Book 3, The Chanters of Tremaris

2003    The Waterless Sea    
                        Book 2, The Chanters of Tremaris
                        CBCA Notable Book (Older Readers)

2002    The Singer of All Songs 
                       Book 1, The Chanters of Tremaris
                       CBCA Notable Book (Older Readers)
                       Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Titles For Youth
                      Booklist Editor’s Choice
                      Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth
                     Book Links Lasting Connection
                     ALA “Amelia Bloomer Project” Award winner
                     Georgia Peach Award for Teen Readers Nominee

Latest books:

Cicada Summer, New Guinea Moon and Crow Country. 

One thought on “Author Inquiry

  1. It looks like you learnt a lot about this author. 🙂 I love that you included about her awards!

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