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About Julia Lawrinson

Julia Lawrinson is a writer and presenter living on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar (Perth, Western Australia).

Julia’s first novel, Obsession, published with Fremantle Press in 2001, won the WA Premier’s Book Award for Young Adult Writing.

Since then, she has published fifteen more books for children and young people, many of them award-winning.

Her latest book for (very) young people is City of Light (Wild Dog Books). Her memoir How To Avoid A Happy Life, published by Fremantle Press in 2024, is already getting a hugely positive response from readers.

Julia is an enthusiastic adult learner of Indonesian, yoga and the cello.

Her favourite place on earth is the dog park. 

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