Jessica Townsend

Jessica Townsend (born 18 April 1985 in Caloundra, Queensland) is an Australian author known for the children's fantasy novel series, ''The Nevermoor series''. Her debut novel ''Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow '' won the Book of the Year Award at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature. At the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature ''Nevermoor'' won both the Premier's Award for best overall published work and the Children's award. It also won the 2018 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Younger Fiction. Film rights to ''Nevermoor'' were sold to 20th Century Fox in 2016. Screenwriter Drew Goddard has been selected to adapt the screenplay. Provided by Wikipedia
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