James Moloney

James Moloney has written nearly 40 books over the last 20 years, most of them for children and young adults.  

His first was Crossfire, published in 1992, and other notable books include Angela, Dougy and A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove, for which he won the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award in 1997.

A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove was set around FraserIsland and TinCanBay and Moloney's website has photographs of the actual places in which the story is set.

Moloney grew up in Brisbane and State Library of Queensland has a large collection of his personal papers covering the period from 1985 to 2007.  There are 22 boxes of manuscripts and correspondence, showing the entire creative process from notebooks with initial ideas to successive drafts of manuscripts.

List of books in State Library of Queensland

7819 James Moloney Papers 1985 - 2007 

James Moloney's official website


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James Maloney's books have been firm favourites in our family, especially "The book of lies" which was used as a Children's Book Council Reader's Cup text a few years ago. Great stories and well written.