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Anna Mackenzie

Anna MACKENZIE  - Madeleine Ross2015-190Anna Mackenzie lives on a farm in Hawke’s Bay. She wrote her first novel at age 7, but worked in a wide range of jobs before focusing on writing fiction. Since becoming a full-time writer she has received many accolades for her novels, as well as for her work as an editor, mentor, creative writing teacher and public speaker. She has a degree in psychology and confesses a deep and abiding interest in people.

Selected bibliography:
  • High Tide (Scholastic 2003).
  • Out on the Edge (Longacre Press 2005).
  • The Sea-Wreck Stranger (Longacre Press 2007).
  • Shadow of the Mountain (Longacre Press 2008).
  • Ebony Hill (Random House/Longacre Press 2010).
  • Finder's Shore (Random House/Longacre Press 2011).
  • Cattra's Legacy (Random House/Longacre Press 2013).
  •  Donnel's Promise (Random House/Longacre Press 2014).
  •  Evie's War (Penguin Random House/Longacre Press 2015)
Awards:
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2004 Young Adult Fiction List for High Tide.
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Young Adult Novel for The Sea-Wreck Stranger.
  • New Zealand Post Book Awards 2008 Senior Fiction Honour Book for The Sea-Wreck Stranger.
  • White Ravens 2008 List for The Sea-Wreck Stranger.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2008 Young Adult Fiction List for The Sea-Wreck Stranger.
  • LIANZA Young Adult Award 2011 Finalist for The Sea-Wreck Stranger.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2011 Young Adult Fiction List for Ebony Hill.
  • Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2011 Best Young Adult Novel Nominee for Ebony Hill.
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2011 Young Adult Fiction Finalist for Ebony Hill.
  • LIANZA Young Adult Award 2011 Finalist for Ebony Hill.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2012 Young Adult Fiction List for Finder's Shore
  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2013 Young Adult Fiction List for Cattra's Legacy
  • LIANZA Young Adult Award 2014 Finalist for Cattra's Legacy
  • Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2015 Best Young Adult Novel Nominee for Donnel's Promise
  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2016 (Young Adult) for Evie's War
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