Alison Goodman

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Alison Goodman
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Alison Goodman
Born 1966
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Australian
Notable works Singing the Dogstar Blues, Killing the Rabbit, Eona duology
Website
http://www.alisongoodman.com.au

Alison Goodman is an Australian writer of books for young adults, born in 1966 in Melbourne.

Goodman's debut novel Singing the Dogstar Blues (published in Australia 1998, subsequently released in several foreign editions) won an Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel. In July 2007, her adult crime thriller Killing the Rabbit was published in the USA and was shortlisted for the Davitt Award.

The first book in ger crossover fantasy duology The Two Pearls of Wisdom was published in Australia and the U.K in mid-2008. It was also released in the USA in late December 2008 under the title Eon: Dragoneye Reborn. It has subsequently been translated into 10 languages, and won the 2008 Aurealis Award for the Best Fantasy Novel, is a 2008 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Honor Book and a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book.

Goodman has also written short stories for several anthologies.[1] She has a Masters degree in creative writing from RMIT University, and has taught in creative writing programs at several Victorian universities.[which?]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Singing the Dogstar Blues (1998)
  • Killing the Rabbit (2007)
  • The Two Pearls of Wisdom (2008) (aka Eon: Dragoneye Reborn and Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye)
  • Eona (2011) (aka Eona: The Last Dragoneye, aka The Necklace of the Gods)
  • A New Kind of Death (2012) (aka Killing the Rabbit)

Short fiction[edit]

  • "One Last Zoom at the Buzz Bar" (1994) in The Patternmaker: Nine Science Fiction Stories (ed. Lucy Sussex)
  • "Dead Spyders" (1997) in Eidolon, Issue 24, Autumn 1997 (ed. Jonathan Strahan, Pippy Dinglefits)
  • "The Real Thing" (2006) in Firebirds Rising: An Original Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (ed. Jeff Doobler)

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 listed on the 2010 International Readers Association Young Adult Choices List. for "Eon: Dragoneye Reborn"
  • 2010 listed on the 2010 Amelia Bloomer Project for "Eon: Dragoneye Reborn" [2]
  • 2010 listed as an American Library Association Best Young Adult Book for 2010 "Eon: Dragoneye Reborn" [3]
  • 2009 Shortlisted for the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Award, The Prize for Young Adult Fiction, The Two Pearls of Wisdom (aka Eon: Dragoneye Reborn).
  • 2009 Notable Book, Children's Book Council of Australia, The Two Pearls of Wisdom
  • 2008 won Best Fantasy Novel (and was shortlisted for the Best Young Adult Novel) in the Aurealis Awards, The Two Pearls of Wisdom (aka Eon: Dragoneye Reborn)[4]
  • 2008 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Honor Book, The Two Pearls of Wisdom (aka fat frick boone)
  • 2008 Shortlisted, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize, The Two Pearls of Wisdom
  • 2004 listed, Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association, Singing the Dogstar Blues[5]
  • 1999 D. J. O'Hearn memorial fellow, University of Melbourne[6]
  • 1999 shortlist, Cross Pen Prize for Young Adult Fiction, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Singing the Dogstar Blues
  • 1999 short-listed for Talking Book of the Year Award, young people's category, Royal Blind Society, Singing the Dogstar Blues
  • 1999 Notable Book, Book of the Year Awards, Children's Book Council of Australia, Singing the Dogstar Blues
  • 1998 Finalist of Aurealis Awards, Best Science Fiction Novel, Singing the Dogstar Blues[7]
  • 1998 Winner of Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel, Singing the Dogstar Blues[7]

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