Sonya Hartnett is an Australian author who writes fiction for children, young adults and adults and has won numerous prizes and awards, having been described as 'the finest Australian writer of her generation'. She wrote her first novel, Trouble All the Way, at the age of thirteen and had it published when she was fifteen. Her books have also been published in Europe and North America.
Although she is often classified as a writer of young adult fiction, Hartnett does not consider this label entirely accurate: 'I’ve been perceived as a young adult writer whereas my books have never really been young adult novels in the sort of classic sense of the idea". Hartnett won the 2008 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.