Errol Broome 03.08.1937 - 14.09.2022MORE
Errol Broome 03.08.1937 - 14.09.2022MORE
Errol Broome 03.08.1937 - 14.09.2022MORE
Errol Broome 03.08.1937 - 14.09.2022MORE

Anna Ciddor

Anna has always lived in Melbourne. She grew up in a house without television so she and her two younger sisters filled in their time with creative activities like telling stories, drawing, and putting on plays. Anna started writing and illustrating historical stories when she was about 8 years old. You can read a fictional version of her 1960s childhood in 52 Mondays where she brought back to life the horse and cart delivering milk, the birds pecking at the foil lids of the glass bottles as they sat on the doorstep, the newsboys singing out ‘He-erald’ in the city, and ladies in white gloves operating the lifts at Myer. Anna’s first career was as a maths teacher, but when she married and had kids she decided to have a go at getting a book published, and the rest is history! Anna was thrilled to be awarded the Nance Donkin Literary Award by the SWW VIC in 2021.  

PUBLISHING HISTORY

Numerous non-fiction titles for the general trade and education market (1988-2001) 

Runestone, Allen and Unwin 2002, Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2003, shortlisted for several children’s choice book awards

Wolfspell, Allen and Unwin 2003

Stormriders, Allen and Unwin, 2004

Night of the Fifth Moon, Allen and Unwin, 2007, written with the assistance of a grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2008 

The Family with Two Front Doors, Allen and Unwin 2016, Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2017, shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book Award 2017

52 Mondays, Allen and Unwin 2019, shortlisted for the 2019 REAL Awards, longlisted for the inaugural Book Links Award for Children's Historical Fiction 2021

The Boy Who Stepped Through Time, Allen and Unwin 2021, longlisted for the inaugural ARA HNSA Historical Fiction Prize CYA category. 

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