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 Claire Zorn

Claire Zorn

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Claire Zorn is the author of three novels for young adults: The Sky So Heavy, The Protected and One Would Think the Deep. She is also the author and illustrator of picture book No Place for an Octopus. Published to critical acclaim both nationally and internationally, her novels have won multiple awards, most notably the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards – Young Adult Fiction Prize, the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year: Older Readers (twice). 
The Sky So Heavy
The Sky So Heavy
Claire Zorn

A haunting dystopian novel in the vein of John Marsden from a brand new voice in Australian YA literature

The Protected
The Protected
Claire Zorn

Award-winning second novel by Claire Zorn. In a family torn apart by grief and guilt, one girl’s struggle to come to terms with years of torment shows just how long old wounds can take to heal.

One Would Think the Deep
One Would Think th...
Claire Zorn

From the multi award-winning author of The Protected and The Sky So Heavy comes a ground-breaking young adult masterpiece about lost young men. Sam stared at the picture of the boy about to be tipped ...

No Place for an Octopus
No Place for an Oc...
Claire Zorn

Dive into this sweet and sensory journey through one boy’s imagination.


Winner 2014 Children’s Book Council of Australia - Honour Book for Older Readers

Shortlisted 2014 Inky Gold Award

Shortlisted 2014 Aurealis Awards - Best Young Adult Novel

Shortlisted 2015 REAL Children's Choice Award - Fiction for Years 7-9

Winner, Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2015 - Young Adult Fiction

Winner of the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult

Winner, 2015 CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers

Shortlisted, 2015 Inky Gold Award

Selected in New Zealand Listener’s Top 50 Children’s Books for 2014