James Roy

James Roy was born in New South Wales in 1968. He writes primarily for young adults and children and has books are published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany and South Korea.

His first novel, Almost Wednesday, was released in 1996 and since then James has released more than twenty books, ranging from novels and short story collections to chapter books for young readers. These include; the CBCA Honour Books Captain Mack and Billy Mack's War, and six CBCA Notable Books.

Roy is a well-known and popular visitor to schools and festivals throughout Australia. He conducts author talks and creative writing workshops across a wide range of audiences.

In 2008, Town won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Also in that same year, Town was also short-listed for the Queensland Premier's Awards; and won the Golden Inky, a readers’ choice award run by the Victorian Centre for Youth Literature.

In 2010, Anonymity Jones won the Western Australian Premier's Book Award for young adult literature.

James Roy is a regular author in-residence at The Literature Centre, and is often considered a favourite of students enrolled in our Talented Young Writers’ Programme.

Find out more about James on his website www.jamesroy.com.au

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