Welcome to the website of Sonya Hartnett.

Find out all about the celebrated Australian author Sonya Hartnett and her wonderful books, including her latest, Golden Boys. 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.

Sonya Hartnett fans should also visit Penguin Books Australia's True Stories website, which has created a beautiful, immersive profile of Sonya's career.

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Featured Books

Golden Boys

Sonya Hartnett's new novel for adults is an unflinching and utterly compelling work from one of Australia's finest writers.

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The Wild One

From acclaimed picture-book partnership Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo comes a celebration of the wonders of childhood, the beauty of nature and the wild that lives in us all.

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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.

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