Barry Jonsberg’s YA novels, The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull and It’s Not All About YOU, Calma! were shortlisted for the CBCA awards.
It’s Not All About YOU, Calma! also won the Adelaide Festival Award for Children’s Literature and
Dreamrider was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Awards.
Being Here won the QLD Premier’s YA Book Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Award.
My Life as an Alphabet won the Gold Inky, the Children’s Peace Literature Award, Winner German Readers' Choice Award Leserpreis 2014 in Gold in the category "Kinderbucher" (Children's Books) 2014 DE, the Territory Read, Children’s Literature/YA Award and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and was shortlisted in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the CBCA awards, the WA Premier’s Book Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards. It has now been made into a major motion picture, H Is For Happiness, starring Richard Roxburgh and Miriam Margolyes, premiering at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2019.
His Pandora Jones: Admission (the first part of the Pandora Jones trilogy) was Joint winner/co-winner, International Youth Library: The White Ravens Award 2015 DE
His latest book, A Song Only I Can Hear recently won the Indie Award, YA category, 2019.
Barry lives in Darwin with his wife, Nita, and a slightly crazed blue heeler called Zed. His books have been published in the USA, the UK, France, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Turkey, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Italy, China, India and Korea.
Barry was well received by all the schools that he visited. His participation in our Readers Cup Competition was also great. He was an asset to the overall event.
Barry Jonsberg - Townsville City Council, June, 2013.Barry Jonsberg - Townsville City Council, June, 2013.Barry Jonsberg
Thank you for recommending Barry Jonsberg for this year’s Literature Festival Day. It was a huge success and we have had wonderful feedback from students and teachers.
Barry Jonsberg - St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, August, 2012Barry Jonsberg - St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, August, 2012Barry Jonsberg
We had a lovely Literature Event yesterday. Barry Jonsberg was fantastic, all the sessions went smoothly and we have had great feedback from the staff and students. Barry’s sessions had the students laughing and applauding throughout.
We are now thinking about next year and would love to have Barry back. We had a great time, thanks so much.
Barry Jonsberg - St. Peter's Lutheran College, August, 2012Barry Jonsberg - St. Peter's Lutheran College, August, 2012Barry Jonsberg