Brugman, Alyssa (F.) 1974-

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BRUGMAN, Alyssa (F.) 1974-

Personal

Born May 1, 1974, in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia; daughter of Diederick and Lynette (Russell) Brugman. Education: University of Newcastle, B.B.A., 1996.

Addresses

Home Sydney, Australia. Agent c/o Author Mail, Allen & Unwin, P.O. Box 8500, St. Leonards, New South Wales 1590, Australia. E-mail [email protected]

Career

Writer. Worked variously as an after-school tutor for Aboriginal children, a business college instructor, an operations manager, and in public relations.

Member

Australian Society of Authors.

Awards, Honors

Book of the Year shortlist, Australian Children's Book Council (ACBC), and Ethel Turner Prize nomination, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, both 2002, both for Finding Grace; Book of the Year shortlist, ACBC, 2003, for Walking Naked.

Writings

Finding Grace (young adult novel), Allen & Unwin (St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia), 2001, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2004.

Walking Naked (young adult novel), Allen & Unwin (St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia), 2002.

Biographical and Critical Sources

online

Allen & Unwin, http://www.allen-unwin.com.au/ (March 4, 2003), "Alyssa Brugman."

Aussiereviews, http://www.aussiereviews.com/ (March 4, 2003), Sally Murphy, reviews of Finding Grace and Walking Naked.

Wordplay (Alyssa Brugman Web site), http://www.geocities.com/alyssabrugman/ (July 9, 2003).