Penni Russon

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Australian writer

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According to Wikipedia, Penni Russon is an Australian writer of children's literature and young adult fiction. Biography Russon was born in 1974 in Tasmania, Australia. Russon studied children's literature at Monash University and professional writing and editing at RMIT University. She is a freelance editor and originally wrote poems. In 2004, her first novel was published by Random House, entitled Undine. Undine was a finalist in the 2004 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel but lost to Scott Westerfeld's The Secret Hour. In 2005, she released the sequel to Undine, entitled Breathe, which was published by Random House, and in 2007 she concluded the Undine trilogy with Drift. Breathe received a note of high commendation at the 2005 Aurealis Awards. Russon has written three novels in the Girlfriend Fiction series, one in collaboration with Kate Constable, and in 2007 she released Josie and the Michael Street Kids, which was a finalist for the 2009 Children's Peace Literature Award. In 2020, she completed a PhD in comics as therapy in youth mental health, titled Seeing feeling, feeling seen: a reparative poetics of youth mental health in graphic medicine.

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