Nadia L King

A writer from Perth, Australia

About Nadia L King

Nadia L King is an Australian author of Indian and Irish descent. She is a children’s author and award-winning short story writer who believes passionately in the power of stories to make the world a better place.

Her books for children include Claire Malone Changes the World (an empowering and inspiring picture book for young children), Claire Malone Makes a Friend (age, race, culture, loneliness, relationships and the pandemic are neatly drawn together in this picture book), and The Lost Smile (a picture book with themes of cultural diversity and emotional intelligence). Her young adult books include the 2022 CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers, Can the Real JR Stand Up, Please? (a magical realism novel shining a light on domestic violence and family abuse) and Jenna’s Truth (a novella with a raw and real tale of cyberbullying). Her books are published by London-based Dixi Books, distributed in Australia by Peribo, and available internationally from all major online booksellers. Nadia has also written for Scholastic Asia.

Nadia’s short stories have been published in Australia and internationally. She is the winner of the 2020 Maureen Freer Literary Competition for the short story category, and in 2019 she was awarded the Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize. In 2021, Nadia was shortlisted for the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction.

Nadia is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in English and creative writing. She lives in Western Australia with her family and an ever-expanding collection of books.

For more information about Nadia and her books, please visit her website.

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