Deborah Abela

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Deborah Abela
Deborah Abela
Deborah Abela
Born (1966-10-13) 13 October 1966 (age 52)
Sydney, Australia
GenreChildren's literature
Notable awardsShortlisted REAL awards 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 Maurice Saxby Award for Services to Children’s Literature 2013, Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards 2013, Shortlisted Aurealis Awards 2011, 2010, 2003, Shortlisted Speech Pathology Awards 2011, Shortlisted USBBY Outstanding International Book 2012, Children’s Book Council Notable Book 2010

Deborah Abela (born 13 October 1966 in Sydney) is an Australian author of children's books, most notably the Max Remy, Super Spy series, Grimsdon and Teresa A New Australian.[1] She has been writing for 15 years.


2017 KOALA Legend (Kids Own Literature Awards)

2017, 2012, 2011 Grimsdon Shortlisted for YABBA and KOALA awards

2017 Teresa A New Australian Shortlisted for WAYRBA Awards (Western Australian Young Readers Book Awards)

2017 Teresa A New Australian Best Book in Translation, Malta Book Awards

2017 The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee shortlisted for the Australian Family Therapists Awards

2015 Ghost Club series shortlisted for KOALA, YABBA, CROC awards

2015 New City shortlisted for the KOALA, YABBA, CROC awards

2013 Ghost Club series shortlisted for Sisters In Crime Davitt Awards

2013 Maurice Saxby Award for Services to Children's Literature

2012 The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen shortlisted Outstanding International Book Award USBBY

2011 Grimsdon awarded Most Enthralling Junior Fiction Award

2011 Grimsdon shortlisted Aurealis Awards

2011 Grimsdon shortlisted Speech Pathology Awards

2010 The Remarkable Secret of Aurelia Bonhoffen,[1] was shortlisted for best children's book in the 2010, and was awarded "Notable Book of 2010" by the Children's Book Council of Australia.[2]

2010 The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards

2010, 2007, 2005 Max Remy Superspy voted best series KOALA and YABBA awards

2008 Max Remy Superspy Angus and Robertson's Top 50 books

2007 Max Remy Superspy shortlisted USA Children's Choice Awards and WAYRBA awards

In 2008, she was awarded the May Gibbs Fellowship for Children's Literature.[3]

Awarded the 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Best Book Award.[4]


Max Remy Superspy Books[edit]

  • In Search of the Time and Space MachineRandom House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2002) ISBN 978-1-74051-765-2
  • Spyforce Revealed – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2002) ISBN 1-74051-766-0
  • The Nightmare Vortex – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2003) ISBN 1-74051-858-6
  • The Hollywood Mission – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2003) ISBN 1-74051-859-4
  • The Amazon Experiment – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2004) ISBN 1-74051-912-4
  • Blue's Revenge – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2004) ISBN 1-74051-913-2
  • The Venice Job – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2005) ISBN 1-74166-031-9
  • Mission in Malta – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2006) ISBN 1-74166-065-3
  • The French Code – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2007) ISBN 978-1-74166-119-4
  • The Final Curtain – Random House (Milsons Point, NSW) (2008) ISBN 978-1-74166-125-5

Jasper Zammit Soccer Legend[edit]

Other books[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Deb 2". 24 July 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Younger Readers Notable Books 2010". Children's Book Council of Australia. 2010. Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  3. ^ "alumni". May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Search Results for - Deborah Abela". Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  5. ^ Ltd, Allied Newspapers (18 December 2016). "A novel of courage and survival". Times of Malta. Retrieved 23 December 2016.

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