Catherine Jinks, Author
Catherine Jinks was born in Brisbane. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and later studied Medieval History at the University of Sydney. Catherine’s books have been published in a dozen countries, and she is a four-time winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. She has also won a Victorian Premier’s Literature Award, the Adelaide Festival Award for Literature, the Ena Noel Award for Children’s Literature and an Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. In 2001, Catherine was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children’s Literature.