Gray, Nigel

MA Year : 1983

Awards and recognition

  • North West Arts Award winner for The Rebels and the Hostage (1978)
  • Steele Rudd Award shortlist (Australia) for Life Sentence (1984)
  • Federation of Children's Book Groups Best Book of the Year award for I'll Take You to Mrs Cole (1985)
  • Limburg Children's Book Prize winner (Holland) for I'll Take You to Mrs Cole (1985)
  • Smarties Prize shortlist for I'll Take You to Mrs Cole (1985)
  • German Young People's Literature Prize for I'll Take You to Mrs Cole (1985)
  • Children's Book Foundation Book of the Year Award winner for Shots (1986)
  • The Other Award shortlist for Shots (1986)
  • Observer Teenage Fiction Prize shortlist for Shots (1986)
  • Guardian Children's Fiction Award shortlist for Shots (1986)
  • Children's Book Foundation Book of the Year Award winner for A Country Far Away (1988)
  • Christian Media Children's Book Prize winner (France) for A Country Far Away (1988)
  • Parents Magazine Best Books of the Year Award winner (USA) for A Country Far Away (1988)
  • Children's Book Foundation Book of the Year Award winner for A Balloon for Grandad (1988)
  • Mother Goose Award runner-up for A Balloon for Grandad (1988)
  • Prix Chronos winner (France) for Little Bear's Grandad (2000)
  • Federation of Children's Book Groups Best Books of the Year for Little Bear's Grandad (2000)
  • WA Premier's Award shortlist (Australia) for Skeleton in the Cupboard (2000)
  • Works

  • The Silent Majority (1973)
  • Come Close (1978)
  • The Rebels and the Hostage (1978)
  • Phoenix Country (ed. 1980)
  • Life Sentence (1984)
  • I'll Take You to Mrs Cole (1985)
  • Happy Families (1985)
  •  Shots (1986)
  • The Worst of Times (1986)
  • The One and Only Robin Hood (1987)
  • A Country Far Away (1988)
  • A Balloon for Grandad (1988)
  • Writers Talking (1989)
  • Little Pig's Tale (1990) - WA Premier's Award shortlist (Australia)
  • Anna's Ghost (1991) - WA Premier's Award shortlist (Australia)
  • Running Away from Home (1995) - APA Award shortlist (Australia)
  • The Frog Prince (1996) - WA Premier's Award shortlist (Australia)
  • Fun House (1998)
  • Little Bear's Grandad (2000)
  • Skeleton in the Cupboard (2000)
  • Strangers (2000)
  • Oliver Twist Finds A Home (2002)
  • Pip and the Convict (2005)
  • Robin Hood's New Clothes (2006)
  • My Dog, My Cat, Mum and Me (2007)
  • Saving Jasper (2008)
  • Hercules – Champion of the World (2012)
  • His Story – A Novel Memoir – The Life and Times of Dick O'Toole (2013)
  • Laugh, You Buggers, Laugh: Selected Poems (1967-1979) (2016)