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Bill Condon

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Bill Condon's young adult novels, Dogs (2001) and No Worries (2005) were Honour Books in the CBCA (Australian Book of the Year) Awards. No Worries was also short-listed for the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2005 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. In 2010 Bill's Confessions Of A Liar, Thief And Failed Sex God won the inaugural Prime Minister's Literary Award for young adult fiction. A Straight LineTo My Heart is Bill's most recent young adult novel. In 2012 it was a CBCA Honour Book, and was short-listed in the Prime Minister's Lterary Awards and the Ethel Turner Prize.
Before devoting himself to novels, Bill had a long and successful career as a writer of short stories, plays and poetry for young people. His work encompasses many genres and he has
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A Straight Line to My Heart

3.66 avg rating — 2,143 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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The Simple Things

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No Worries

3.66 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Confessions of a Liar, Thie...

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Give Me Truth

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Daredevils

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Dogs

3.84 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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“There's nothing quite as good as folding up into a book and shutting the world outside.If I pick the right one I can be beautiful, or fall in love, or live happily ever after. Maybe even all three.”
From Tiff, the main character in "A straight line to my heart" by Bill Condon (Allen & Unwin 2011)

“Sometimes words just don't get you there... don't let you say all the stuff from deep in your heart, stuff that no dictionary has a name for.”
Bill Condon, A Straight Line to My Heart

“That day I think we really saw each other for the first time. I mean, saw beyond the bag of bones on the outside. You take away her pretty and my plain and what you get underneath is about the same: a couple of lost girls looking to be found.”
Bill Condon, A Straight Line to My Heart

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