Gary Lonesborough

Gary Lonesborough

Gary Lonesborough is an award-winning Yuin writer, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. Gary has experience working in Aboriginal health, child protection, the disability sector (including experience working in the youth justice system) and the film industry, including working on the feature film adaptation of Jasper Jones.

His debut YA novel, The Boy from the Mish, was published by Allen & Unwin in February 2021, and published by Scholastic in the U.S as Ready when you are in March 2022. The book has been shortlisted for numerous awards, winning the 2022 Booktopia FAB Award for Favourite Debut Book.

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