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Paula Boock

Paula_Boock.jpgFrom Dunedin, but now living in Wellington, Paula Boock combines publishing activities at Longacre Press with writing novels for young adults. She has also published poetry, plays and written for television. In 1999 Paula was awarded the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago.

Selected bibliography:
  • Out Walked Mel (John McIndoe 1991).  
  • Sasscat to Win (McIndoe 1993).
  • Song of the Shirt: Three One-act Plays for Young Actors with Renée, Fiona Farrell (McIndoe Publishers 1993).  
  • Home Run (Longacre Press 1995).  
  • Dare Truth or Promise (Longacre Press 1997).
 
Awards:
  • AIM Best First Book Award 1992 Winner for Out Walked Mel.
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards: Senior Fiction 1992 Winner for Out Walked Mel.
  • Esther Glen Award 1992 shortlist for Out Walked Mel.
  • White Ravens list 1993 for Out Walked Mel.
  • Esther Glen Award1994 Winner for Sasscat to Win.
  • Dunedin College of Education writing fellow 1994.
  • AIM Children’s Book Awards: Senior Fiction 1996 shortlist for Home Run.
  • White Ravens list 1996 for Home Run.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year: Young Adults Winner 1998 for Dare Truth or Promise
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year 1998 Winner for Dare Truth or Promise.
  • Esther Glen Award 1998 shortlist for Dare Truth or Promise.
  • White Ravens List 1998 Special Mention for Dare, Truth or Promise.
  • Robert Burns Fellowship 1999.
  • Victoria University Writers’ Fellow 2008.

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