Of a Boy
Of a Boy won the 2003 The Age Book of the Year and the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize. It was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Award, the 2003 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and the 2003 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. It was long listed for the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction. In the US and UK, Of a Boy is published under the name What the Birds See.
Sonya Hartnett is acclaimed for her stories for adults, young adults and children. Her books include Of A Boy, Thursday's Child, Forest, The Silver Donkey, The Ghost's Child, The Midnight Zoo, The Children of the King, Surrender and Butterfly.