Sonya Hartnett





Sonya Hartnett

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born
in Melbourne, Australia
February 23, 1968

gender
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Sonya Hartnett (also works under the pseudonym Cameron S. Redfern) is, or was, something of an Australian child prodigy author. She wrote her first novel at the age of thirteen, and had it published at fifteen. Her books have also been published in Europe and North America. Her novels have been published traditionally as young adult fiction, but her writing often crosses the divide and is also enjoyed by adults.

"I chose to narrate the story through a child because people like children, they WANT to like them," says Sonya Hartnett of THURSDAY'S CHILD, her brilliantly original coming-of-age story set during the Great Depression. "Harper [the young narrator] is the reason you get sucked into the characters. Even I, who like to distance myself...more


Average rating: 3.67 · 7,026 ratings · 1,241 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,287 ratings — published 2005 — 27 editions
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The Ghost's Child
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 761 ratings — published 2007 — 21 editions
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Thursday's Child
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 676 ratings — published 2000 — 19 editions
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The Silver Donkey
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The Midnight Zoo
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 681 ratings — published 2010 — 16 editions
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Butterfly
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 691 ratings — published 2009 — 25 editions
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Sadie and Ratz
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Sleeping Dogs
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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What the Birds See
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 550 ratings — published 2000 — 24 editions
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The Children of the King
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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“Love is like moonlight or thunder, or rain on a tin roof in the middle of the night; it is one of those things in life that is truly worth knowing.”
Sonya Hartnett, The Ghost's Child
tags: life, love

“I am dying: it's a beautiful word. Like the long slow sigh of the cello: dying. But the sound of it is the only beautiful thing about it.”
Sonya Hartnett, Surrender

“I want my life to be mystifying," she declared, although she didn't know what she meant.”
Sonya Hartnett, The Ghost's Child

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