Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. Sofie is now an author, actor and playwright. Her books for young people have been named Honour Books and Notable Books in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and have been shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Awards. She has been published in the US and the UK and in translation in Europe and Asia. Sofie's first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, was also published throughout Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom.
'There is no reader in the room' - an interview with Sydney Review of Books
How Sofie Laguna's Difficult Young Character Won The Miles Franklin - a discussion with Better Reading
Open Page with Sofie Laguna - an interview with Australian Book Review
Published: September 2017
The Choke is a mesmerising, harrowing and ultimately uplifting novel from the 2015 Miles Franklin winner.
Published: December 2015
Told from the mesmerising point of view and in the inimitable voice of Jimmy, this is an extraordinary novel about a poor family who is struggling to cope with a different and difficult child.
Published: July 2013
Roddy's dog, Banana, has disappeared! But when Roddy hears a wail from the drain, he finds an ingenious way to rescue his beloved pet.
Published: July 2008
The exhilarating and joyous story of Hester whose imagination is informed by an illustrated child's bible and whose only companions are Cat, Spoon, Door, Handle, Broom. A brilliant first novel of profound depth, startling originality and breathtaking talent from the author of the 2015 winner of the Miles Franklin Award.