Welcome to the website of Sonya Hartnett.

Hi. Here you’ll find out all about the celebrated Australian author, Sonya Hartnett and her wonderful books including her latest, The Children of the King. In a terrific interview, Sonya talks about her childhood, her life in Melbourne with her various pets including a bossy Siamese cat, her writing and how she became a published author at the age of 15. Universally hailed as one of the best ‘writers of her generation,’ The Age described Sonya as having ‘the eye of an artist and an ear for the rhythm of language.’ In 2008 Sonya won the world’s most prestigious prize for children’s writers, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

We hope you enjoy your visit and return soon.

View More

Featured Books

 Children of the King

Children of the King

Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure.

View More
 Come Down, Cat!

Come Down, Cat!

From the combined talents of Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes this tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we treasure most.

View More
The Midnight Zoo

The Midnight Zoo

Under cover of darkness, two brothers cross a war-ravaged countryside carrying a secret bundle. One night they stumble across a deserted town reduced to smouldering ruins. But at the end of a blackened street they find a small green miracle: a zoo filled with . . .

View More