Jaclyn Moriarty

Lawyer / Author
Jaclyn Moriarty is the author of best-selling novels for young adults and adults, including the internationally acclaimed Ashbury-Brookfield series. Her first novel, Feeling Sorry for Celia won the NSW Premier's Literary Award, and her books have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Librarians Association and translated into several languages. Her latest novel, A Corner of White is the first in the 'Colours of Madeleine' trilogy set partly in our world and partly in the Kingdom of Cello. It has been named a White Ravens selection by the International Youth Library and has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, and studied Arts/Law at the University of Sydney before completing a Masters in Law at Yale, and a PhD in Law at Cambridge. She worked as a media and entertainment lawyer for four years before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Sydney with her son, Charlie.


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