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


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’ was published in November 2019 by Dixi Books, and brings encouragement for our future bright stars to advocate for a better world.

A third edition of her debut young adult novella, ‘Jenna’s Truth’ will be rereleased in Europe in 2020. Tackling issues of cyberbullying and youth suicide, Kirkus Review has described 'Jenna’s Truth' as “a deeply affecting, valuable story and educational tool.”

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)
First-Class Honours, Bachelor of English and Creative Writing (2019, Murdoch University)
Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Communication (2004, University of Southern Queensland)

Recent experience

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)


Claire Malone Changes The World

Claire Malone Changes The World

Publisher: Dixi Books

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Children's Picture Book

Jenna's Truth

Jenna's Truth

Publisher: Serenity Press

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Contemporary young adult

Get in touch

Email [email protected]





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