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Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett is the author of eighteen novels, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize-winning Of A Boy (2000), and Thursday's Child (2002). In 2010 Hartnett published her début picture book, The Boy and the Toy, and her latest novel for younger readers, The Midnight Zoo. She lives in Melbourne.

Sonya Hartnett revisits 'A Difficult Young Man' by Martin Boyd

March 2012, no. 339 01 March 2012
Few writers, it could be argued, have ever cannibalised life for their art as ruthlessly and consistently as did Martin Boyd; and few are born into situations which lend themselves so readily to art. Boyd’s working life – indeed, much of his entire existence – was spent trying to unite the past with the present, the old world with the new, himself with the man he might have been; and in comm ... (read more)