Alison Croggon
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Alison Croggon

Alison Croggon is the award winning author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Books of Pellinor, an Amazon Top Ten Teen Read. You can sign up to her monthly newsletter and receive a free Pellinor story at alisoncroggon.com. She is also the co-author with Daniel Keene of the Newport City science fiction dystopia Fleshers, Book One of the Newport City series. The latest Pellinor book, The Bone Queen, was a 2016 Aurealis Awards Best Young Adult Book finalist. Other fantasy titles include Black Spring (shortlisted for the Young People's Writing Award in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards) and The River and the Book, winner of the Wilderness Society's prize for Environmental Writing for Children. She is a prize-winning poet, and has released seven collections of poems. As a critic she was named Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year in 2009. She also writes opera libretti, and the opera she co-wrote with Iain Grandage was Vocal/Choral Work of the Year in the 2015 Art Music Awards. Her libretto for Mayakovsky, score by Michael Smetanin, was shortlisted in the Drama Prize for the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. She lives in Melbourne.
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