Zana Fraillon (she/they) is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning author of books for children and young adults.
Zana's books have won the Amnesty CILIP Honour Award, the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Readers, the Readings YA Book Prize, the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the CBCA Honour Book Award, and her book The Bone Sparrow was chosen as the biennial book to represent Australia for the International Board on Books for Young People. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Prime Minister's Literary Award; the INKY Awards, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Queensland Literary Award, the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the UK Crime Fest Award and the Aurealis Awards.
Zana was born and currently lives in Melbourne/Naarm, but spent her early childhood in San Francisco. She has degrees in history and teaching and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University.