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Elizabeth Fensham, author of My Dog Gets a Job, Miss McAllister's Ghost, Goodbye Jamie Boyd, Matty Forever, and My Dog is a Winner

Elizabeth Fensham

Biography

Elizabeth Fensham’s first novel, Helicopter Man, won the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers. It was followed by her young adult novels Miss McAllister’s Ghost, a 2009 CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers, Goodbye Jamie Boyd, shortlisted for the 2009 Bologna Book Fair’s White Ravens Award, and The Invisible Hero, winner of the 2012 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award and listed as an IBBY Book. Elizabeth’s younger reader novels include Matty Forever, shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, and the companions Bill Rules, shortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, and Matty and Bill for Keeps. The first of the My Dog series, My Dog Doesn’t Like Me, was published in 2014, followed by My Dog Gets a Job in 2017. Elizabeth lives in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.