Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. Sofie is now an author, actor and playwright. Her books for young people have been named Honour Books and Notable Books in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and have been shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Awards. She has been published in the US and the UK and in translation in Europe and Asia. Sofie's first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, was also published throughout Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom.

'There is no reader in the room' - an interview with Sydney Review of Books

How Sofie Laguna's Difficult Young Character Won The Miles Franklin - a discussion with Better Reading

Open Page with Sofie Laguna - an interview with Australian Book Review

Books by Sofie Laguna

The House on Pleasant Street

Published: August 2022

A spooky, exuberantly funny and hugely entertaining book about a boy who is having trouble making friends in his new neighbourhood… From bestselling author Sofie Laguna. Perfect for Halloween reading!

When You're Older

Published: March 2022

Beautiful, warm and evocative, this stunning picture book reveals an older brother's hopes for the amazing experiences he will share with his new baby brother - when he's older. A triumph of illustration and storytelling.

Infinite Splendours

Published: March 2022

The incandescent new novel from the acclaimed Miles Franklin winner author of The Eye of the Sheep and The Choke.

The Song of Lewis Carmichael

Published: August 2021

A beautiful, illustrated adventure story with a classic feel, about a quiet boy and a talking crow on an extraordinary hot-air balloon ride to the Arctic.

Infinite Splendours

Published: October 2020

The incandescent new novel from the acclaimed Miles Franklin winner author of The Eye of the Sheep and The Choke.

The Choke

Published: April 2019

The Choke is a mesmerising, harrowing and ultimately uplifting novel from the 2015 Miles Franklin winner.

One Foot Wrong

Published: October 2018

A brilliant first novel of profound depth, startling originality and breathtaking talent from Sofie Laguna, author of the 2015 winner of the Miles Franklin Award and the most recent bestseller The Choke.

The Eye of the Sheep

Published: November 2015

Told from the mesmerising point of view and in the inimitable voice of Jimmy, this is an extraordinary novel about a poor family who is struggling to cope with a different and difficult child.

Where Are You, Banana?

Published: June 2013

Roddy's dog, Banana, has disappeared! But when Roddy hears a wail from the drain, he finds an ingenious way to rescue his beloved pet.

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