Allen & Unwin
Published by
Allen & Unwin (2021-04)
Current material
1st Pass Pages
Original language
Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books


by Gardner, Scot

By turns dark and light, funny and poignant, this unforgettable collection of never published stories takes us right to the heart of what it means to be young in today's world, from award-winning author, Scott Gardner.

We ran and slipped and swore and bumped into each other. Nick's phone beeped like a dying bird. If it died, we'd be in total darkness.
Getting lost, falling in love, pushing boundaries, exploring the world - powerfully honest stories to make you think and feel. Every story packs a punch.

Known for tackling big themes such as masculinity, peer pressure, family and identity with realistic, relatable characters, Gardner's writing never shies away from exploring youth in all its forms. This collection is no exception.

Scot Gardner became a writer after a chance meeting with a magazine editor while hitchhiking in eastern Australia. Magazine articles led to op-ed newspaper pieces and eventually novels. Scot's first fiction for young adults, One Dead Seagull, was published after he attended a writing conference with John Marsden. More than a decade later, his many books have found local and international favour and garnered praise and awards for their honest take on adolescent life. They include books like White Ute Dreaming, Burning Eddy and most recently Changing Gear, shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards; Happy as Larry, winner of a WA Premier's Book Award for young adult fiction; and The Dead I Know, winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Older Readers.

Available rights (1)

Language Territory Type Vendor Status
German World All

Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Annelie Geissler

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