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Bunbury author makes the shortlist for the 2021 Children’s Book of the Year Awards | Bunbury Mail



Sally Murphy’s book Worse Things is available for purchase at Collins Booksellers on Victoria Street.

Perhaps it can be said that no matter what challenges we’re going through in our lives, the worst thing, isn’t always the worst.

Dalyellup-based author Sally Murphy hopes her latest children’s novel Worse Things, says just that.

Published in 2020 by Walker Books Australia, Worse Things has just made the shortlist for the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year Awards.

Ms Murphy said how grateful she felt to be shortlisted, especially as Worse Things was written as part of a PhD she completed at Curtin University in 2017.

“It’s not always guaranteed that the work you create in your PhD will be published. It’s been nice to…

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