Marianne Musgrove

www.mariannemusgrove.com.au

 

Marianne Musgrove is a descendant of King Henry VIII’s librarian, so you could say books are in her blood! She is the author of seven children’s books on themes such as friendship, belonging, resolving conflict and forgiveness. Marianne loves giving talks and workshops for children and adults on creative writing, poetry, how to write historical novels and more. A fully qualified social worker, she also runs workshops in schools and libraries on techniques for managing worries, based on her award-winning book, The Worry Tree. Her other books have won or been short-listed for numerous awards both here and overseas.

Published Titles

The Worry Tree, 2007, Random House Australia

Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature 2007 Winner
National Children’s Peace Literature Award 2007 short-list
South Australian Festival Awards for Literature, Children’s Book 2008 short-list
Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, Children’s Book Mary Ryan’s Award 2008 short-list
A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year (US) 2009
UK Literacy Association Children’s Book Awards (3 – 11 Award) 2011 long-list.

Lucy the Lie Detector, Random House Australia


Lucy the Good, 2009, Random House Australia

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2009 (Lower Primary) short-list

Don't Breathe a Word, 2010, Random House Australia

Swiss Prix Chronos 2011 Winner
Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010 (Upper Primary) short-list
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2010 notable book

The Beginner's Guide to Revenge, 2013, Random House Australia

Prime Minister’s Prize for Children’s Fiction 2013 short-list
Australian Children’s Peace Literature Award 2013 (Older Readers) short-list
Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2013 (Upper Primary) short-list
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2013 notable book

Frieda: A New Australian, 2017, Scholastic