About Leanne

Leanne Hall is an award-winning Australian author for young adults and children. 

Her debut novel, This Is Shyness, was the winner of the Text Prize for Children's and Young Adult Writing, and was followed by a sequel Queen of the Night. Her novel for younger readers, Iris and the Tiger, won The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. 

Leanne started her career in the world of short stories and has had stories published in MeanjinAgeBest Australian Stories and the anthology Growing Up Asian In Australia. She hopes to publish a short story collection (one day!) 

She was an Asialink Artist in Residence at Peking University in 2013 and participated in Australian Writers Week in China in 2014. 

Her work plays with the borders of reality and fantasy. 

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