About

Vikki Wakefield writes realistic fiction for Young Adults. Her work is distinctly Australian with a touch of magical realism, exploring coming-of-age, family, class, relationships, and the lives of contemporary Australian teens, and includes award-winning novels All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown, Inbetween Days and Ballad for a Mad Girl. Vikki lives and writes in Adelaide, Australia. Youth is her upcoming YA novel (available 2019).

All I Ever Wanted

Winner, Adelaide Festival Award for Literature, Young Adult Fiction, 2012

Shortlisted, Victorian Premier’s Book Awards, 2012

Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards, 2012

Shortlisted, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize, 2012

Shortlisted, Gold Inky Award, 2011

CBCA Book of the Year, Notable: Older Readers, 2012

 

Friday Brown (Friday Never Leaving, US)

Winner, Adelaide Festival Award for Literature, Young Adult Fiction, 2014

CBCA Book of the Year, Honour Book: Older Readers, 2014

Longlisted, Gold Inky Award, 2013

Shortlisted, Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2013

Shortlisted, WA Premier’s Book Awards, 2012

Shortlisted, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, 2014

Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards, 2013

 

Inbetween Days

CBCA Book of the Year, Honour Book: Older Readers, 2016

Golden Kite Award (US) Honour Book, 2017

Highly Commended, Barbara Jefferis Award, 2016

Shortlisted, Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2016

Longlisted, Gold Inky Award, 2016

 

Ballad for a Mad Girl

Winner, Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards: Young Adult Novel, 2018

Shortlisted, CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2018

Shortlisted, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Young Adult Fiction, 2018

Shortlisted, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize, 2018

Longlisted, Gold Inky Award, 2018

Shortlisted, Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards: Debut, 2018