Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of ten YA novels, including Scatterheart, Pink and Green Valentine. After studying Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne, Lili established the website, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens.

Books by Lili Wilkinson

Smidgen: How to Make a Pet Monster 3

Published: August 2022

'Funny, silly, and with just enough gross bits! Everyone needs their own pet monster!' SALLY RIPPIN

Flummox: How to Make a Pet Monster 2

Published: June 2021

Doesn't everyone want their very own pet monster?
A fantastically readable, gloriously funny and collectable new junior fiction series.

The Erasure Initiative

Published: August 2020

A brilliant psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA authors.

Hodgepodge: How to Make a Pet Monster 1

Published: July 2020

A fantastically readable, gloriously funny and highly collectable new junior fiction series.

Clancy the Quokka

Published: October 2019

An adorable story about a mischievous quokka who learns his lesson... or does he?

After the Lights Go Out

Published: July 2018

What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice?

That Christmas Feeling

Published: September 2017

A warm family story that will give you those special Christmas tingles.

The Boundless Sublime

Published: July 2016

Ruby Jane Galbraith is an ordinary girl seeking peace in the wake of family tragedy. Her search leads her into a community that seems guided by love. And it's only after she's drawn into its web that she learns its sinister secrets.

Green Valentine

Published: July 2015

When Astrid and Hiro meet they give each other superhero names. She's Lobster Girl and he's Shopping Trolley Boy. Not an auspicious beginning. But it gets better. Then it gets worse. Much worse. Classic romantic comedy: girl-meets-boy, love blossoms, and is derailed. Incredibly engaging, upbeat, funny and smart.

The Zigzag Effect

Published: April 2013

Backstage mischief. Secret kisses. Mysterious mishaps. Is Sage's holiday job a little too interesting? This is highly entertaining, original, pacy rom-crime for teenagers who like their fiction fast, funny and chock-full of sass.


Published: April 2012

Penny is a schoolgirl investigative journalist in search of a story. And she finds one: a boy at her school who is painfully love-shy. Surely he's the perfect subject for a feature article. What could possibly go wrong?

A Pocketful of Eyes

Published: May 2011

When a dead body is discovered at the Museum, Beatrice May Ross is determined to use her sleuthing skills to solve the case. Sharp, sassy YA crime-fiction, with a dash of romance and a splash of funny.


Published: August 2009

A fresh and lively ride on the chaotic rollercoaster of love, friendship, musical theatre and the back stage crew, from one of the brightest voices in YA fiction.

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