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Alyssa Brugman - Author

Alyssa Brugman was born in Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, Australia in May 1974. She attended five public schools before completing a Marketing Degree at the University of Newcastle.

Her first book, Finding Grace, was published in 2001 and since then she has written a further 11 books.

Alyssa's books have been short listed for the NSW Premier's Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize), the Queensland Premier's Literary Award, the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers - Honour Book), the Sanderson Young Adult Audio Book of the Year, and the Best Designed Young Adult Book APA Design Awards, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the Michael Printz Award, the Kids Own Australian Literature Award, The Young Australian Best Book Awards and the Children's Choice Book Awards, the Children's Peace Literature Award, selected for the 'Books Alive' Campaign, and listed as a Voices of Youth Advocates "Top Shelf Fiction" book, and the Adelaide Festival Literature Award.

Alyssa writes full time and lives in the Hunter Valley. She has recently completed postgraduate studies at the University of Canberra.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alyssa Brugman

Alex As Well
Alyssa Brugman
May 2014 Book of the Month This is an incredibly tender, funny, and powerful novel about questioning identity, exploring gender and sexuality and navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. It's a novel that you will want to talk...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Finding Grace
Alyssa Brugman
When eighteen year old Rachel gets a job helping look after a woman with brain damage, she discovers a whole part of herself she'd never explored before. She finds tenderness, compassion and above all, love in this beautifully written and...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 01/06/2006
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