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Kimberley Starr

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Occupation  Novelist, Teacher
Nationality  Australian

Name  Kimberley Starr
Role  Novelist
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Notable works  The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies The Book Of Whispers
Books  The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies
Education  Macquarie University, University of Sydney

Kimberley Starr (born 1970) is an Australian novelist and teacher, best known for her debut novel The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies and The Book Of Whispers.


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Kimberley Starr was born in 1970 in Morgantown, West Virginia, later moving to Australia as a young child. She began her education at the Armidale Demonstration School, moving on to Garran Primary School, and Padua Catholic High School, ACT (now St Mary MacKillop College), before completing her secondary education at Loreto Normanhurst. She holds degrees in literature from the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. Starr currently teaches English and creative writing classes at Viewbank College. She currently lives in Diamond Creek, in Melbourne.

Starr's 2004 debut novel, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies has been taught as a secondary text, won the 2003 "Queensland Premier's Literary Awards for Best Emerging Author", and was chosen for the 2005 "One Book One Brisbane" reading campaign.

In 2015, Starr won the Text Prize for best manuscript written for young adults and children. The winning manustcript, The Book Of Whispers, was published in October 2016.

Awards and nominations

  • 2003 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Best Emerging Queensland Author. Winner, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies
  • 2005 Dobbie Award - best first novel by a female author. Shortlist, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies
  • 2005 One Book One Brisbane. Winner, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies
  • 2015 Text Prize. Winner, The Book Of Whispers
  • References

    Kimberley Starr Wikipedia

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