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Julie Bertagna

Name: Julie Bertagna
Age: 43 year
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Writers - Authors


Julie Bertagna, Resume

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General Information

Name: Julie Bertagna
Age: 43 year
Gender: Female
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Writers - Authors


Topic Keywords

Children, Young adult


Manuscript/Screenplay Title

Zenith (2007), a sequel to Exodus.


Specialities or Categories of Interest

Books for children.


Geographical Restrictions

Open


Synopsis / Pitch or Project Description

Zenith (2007), a sequel to Exodus.


Training

Glasgow University where she studied English Language and Literature.


Experience & Publications

Her books for children include The Ice Cream Machine (1998), which became a Channel 5 television programme, Bungee Hero (1999) and Dolphin Boy (1999). Her books for young adults include The Spark Gap (1996), and The Opposite of Chocolate (2003). Exodus (2002) is a story of a fight for survival in a world where the ice caps at the poles are melting and the land is drowning. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and won the ECO Prize for Creativity and the Lancashire County Library Children's Book of the Year Award. All of Julie's older novels have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her latest book is Zenith (2007), a sequel to Exodus.


Credits / Awards

Prizes and awards
1996 Angus Book Award (shortlist) The Spark Gap
1997 Scottish Arts Council Writer's Bursary
1999 NASEN Special Educational Needs Book Award Dolphin Boy
2000 Blue Peter Book Award (shortlist) Dolphin Boy
2000 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award Soundtrack
2000 South Lanarkshire Book Award (shortlist) Soundtrack
2002 Portsmouth Book Award (shortlist) Exodus
2002 West Sussex Children's Book of the Year Award (shortlist) Exodus
2003 Lancashire County Library Children's Book of the Year Award Exodus
2003 Scottish Arts Council Writer's Bursary
2003 Whitbread Children's Book Award (shortlist) Exodus
2003 Wirral Children's Book of the Year Award (shortlist) Exodus
2004 Angus Book Award (shortlist) Exodus
2004 Booktrust Teenage Prize (shortlist) The Opposite of Chocolate
2005 ECO Prize for Creativity (highly commended) Exodus
2005 Erskine Stewart's Melville Book Award The Opposite of Chocolate


Resume


Bibliography
The Spark Gap Mammoth, 1996
The Ice Cream Machine (illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees) Mammoth, 1998
Bungee Hero (illustrated by Martin Salisbury) Barrington Stoke, 1999
Clumsy Clumps and the Baby Moon (illustrated by Anthony Lewis) Mammoth, 1999
Dolphin Boy (illustrated by Chris Chapman) Mammoth, 1999
Soundtrack Mammoth, 1999
Exodus Young Picador, 2002
The Opposite of Chocolate Young Picador, 2003
The Ice Cream Machine Totally Fizzbombed Macmillan, 2005
Zenith Young Picador, 2007

All of Julie's older novels have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.


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