Briony Stewart

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Briony Stewart
Born (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 33)
Western Australia
Residence Perth, Western Australia
Website http://www.brionystewart.com

Briony Stewart is an Australian visual artist and writer who was born in 1984 in Western Australia.[1]

Stewart's first book Kumiko and the Dragon [2] was published by University of Queensland Press after winning the inaugural Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival writing award.[3] Inspired by Stewart's Japanese grandmother, Kumiko and the Dragon won the Aurealis Award for Best Children's Short Fiction,[4] and was listed as a Notable book by the Children's Book Council of Australia[5] in 2008. Two sequels, Kumiko and the Dragon's Secret (released in 2010)[6] and Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers (released in 2011)[7] completed the series as a trilogy. Both books continues Kumiko's fantasy adventure, with similar references to folktale and Japanese mythology. In 2012 Stewart's book Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers won in the Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book category. [8]

Stewarts first picture book, The Red Wheelbarrow was published by University of Queensland Press in 2012 [9]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kumiko and the Dragon (2007) - CBCA Notable book,[10] Aurealis Award winner for Children's short fiction [11]
  • Kumiko and the Dragon's Secret (2010)[12]
  • Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers (2011) CBCA Notable book, Queensland Literary Award winner for Children's books.[13]
  • The Red Wheelbarrow (2012) [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austlit - Briony Stewart
  2. ^ National Library of Australia Catalogue/Kumiko and the Dragon
  3. ^ Shire of Kalamunda - Children's Book Week
  4. ^ Kemble, Gary Debut novelist wins top sf awards ABC News Australia. 28 January 2008.
  5. ^ Children's Book Council of Australia Notables 2008 Archived April 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ National Library of Australia Catalogue/Kumiko and the Dragon's Secret
  7. ^ National Library of Australia Catalogue/Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers
  8. ^ Remeikis, Amy. Winners announced in reborn literary awards, The Brisbane Times. Brisbane, 4 September 2012. Reterived on 5 September 2012.
  9. ^ National Library of Australia Catalogue/The Red Wheelbarrow
  10. ^ Children's Book Council of Australia Notables 2012 Archived April 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Stewart, Briony (2007). Kumiko and the Dragon, University of Queensland Press, Australia. ISBN 978-0-7022-3619-8.
  12. ^ Stewart, Briony (2010). Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers, University of Queensland Press, Australia. ISBN 978-0-7022-3780-5.
  13. ^ Stewart, Briony (2011). Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers, University of Queensland Press, Australia. ISBN 978-0-7022-3874-1.
  14. ^ Stewart, Briony (2012). The Red Wheelbarrow, University of Queensland Press, Australia. ISBN 978-0-7022-4925-9.