2022 ABIA Longlisted- Exit Through the Gift Shop by Maryam Master
Anahita Rosalind Ghorban-Galaszczuk (yes, that really is her name but you can call her Ana) is discovering that life is absurd. As if dying of cancer at the age of 12.5 isn’t bad enough, she still has to endure daily insults from her nemesis, Alyssa (Queen Mean) Anderson. Ana’s on a wild roller-coaster of life and death, kindness and cruelty, ordinary and extraordinary. And she’s got a few things to do before she exits . . .
LONGLISTED FOR THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS 2022 LONGLISTED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK DESIGN AWARDS 2022 BEST DESIGNED CHILDREN’S FICTION BOOK LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN (AGES 7-12) 2022
Praise for Exit Through the Gift Shop ‘Maryam is a brilliantly funny writer for kids. I have asked her to adapt my own books for the stage and she did a magnificent job every time. This original story of hers is an absolute joy.’ – David Walliams