Craig Silvey

Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup Western Australia. He now lives in Fremantle, where at the age of 19, he wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, published by Fremantle Press in 2004. In 2005, Rhubarb was chosen as the 'One Book' for the Perth International Writers' Festival, and was included in the national Books Alive campaign. Silvey also received a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award. In 2007, Silvey released The World According To Warren, a picture book affectionately starring the guide-dog from Rhubarb. In early 2008, he completed his second novel, Jasper Jones, with the aid of an Australia Council New Work Grant. Outside of literature, Silvey is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes!

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Books by Craig Silvey

The Amber Amulet

Published: August 2017

You're in safe hands - The Masked Avenger and Richie the Power Beagle are here to protect you! A brilliant jewel of a book from the acclaimed, bestselling author of Jasper Jones.

Jasper Jones

Published: December 2016

Full of unforgettable characters, a page-turning pace and outrageously good dialogue, this is a glorious novel - thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise - about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.

Jasper Jones

Published: November 2015

Glorious gift edition of a modern Australian classic - full of unforgettable characters and outrageously good dialogue. A thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise novel about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.

The Amber Amulet

Published: October 2012

You're in safe hands - The Masked Avenger and Richie the Power Beagle are here to protect you! A brilliant jewel of a book from the acclaimed, bestselling author of Jasper Jones.

Jasper Jones

Published: May 2010

Full of unforgettable characters, a page-turning pace and outrageously good dialogue, this is a glorious novel - thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise - about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.

Jasper Jones

Published: May 2009

Brilliant, funny, heartbreaking and incredibly wise, this is the second novel from the author of Rhubarb.

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