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Summary

Nadia L King is a children's author and short story writer. Her books for children include "The Lost Smile", "Claire Malone Changes the World" and "Jenna's Truth" (YA novella). Nadia's short stories for adults have been published in Australia and internationally. She is passionate about books and writing, and is currently undertaking a PhD in English and Creative Writing. Nadia is a warm and engaging presenter.

Biography

Western Australian author, Nadia L King was born in Dublin, Ireland. Nadia is a children’s author and short story writer.

Nadia’s first picture book ‘Claire Malone Changes the World’ brings encouragement for our future bright stars to advocate for a better world. 'The Lost Smile' is due for release in October 2020 and explores themes of emotional intelligence and cultural diversity.

Nadia's young adult novella, ‘Jenna’s Truth’ is in a third edition. Tackling issues of cyberbullying and youth suicide, Kirkus Review has described 'Jenna’s Truth' as “a deeply affecting, valuable story and educational tool.” It is used in high schools and taught in one university in WA as an example of both hopeful and powerful writing about bullying.

Nadia's short stories for adults have been published in Australia and internationally. She won the 2019 Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize (Fellowship of Australian Writers WA) and her short stories have been long and short-listed for a number of other prizes.

Nadia is a PhD student of English and Creative Writing and lives in Western Australia with her family.

Relevant qualifications

Australian Society of Authors (full member)
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (WA)
Children's Book Council of Australia (WA)
Geoff and Lyn Field Prize in Australian Studies for best Honours dissertation on an Australian topic (2020, Murdoch University)
First-Class Honours, Bachelor of English and Creative Writing (2019, Murdoch University)
Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Communication (2004, University of Southern Queensland)

Recent experience

June 2020, Judge for the Golden Pen Award for Scribblers Festival
Jan 2020, Teen mentor, Scribblers Festival
Dec 2019 Presenter at the WestCoast Community Centre
May 2019 MC / Interviewer for Scribblers Festival
2019 Judge for the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers
2017 & 2018 Host of Teen Book Club for the Centre for Stories
2018 Presenter at Gnowangerup Library
2018 Presenter at Between the Lines Literature Festival
2018 Judge for the City of Belmont's Read Out Loud Awards (Primary School children)

Publications

The Lost Smile

The Lost Smile

Publisher: Dixi Books

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: Children's Picture Book

Jenna's Truth

Jenna's Truth

Publisher: Dixi Books

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: Contemporary young adult

Claire Malone Changes the World

Claire Malone Changes the World

Publisher: Dixi Books

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Children's Picture Book

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website https://www.nadialking.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNadiaLKing

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nadialking

Twitter https://twitter.com/nlkingauthor

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