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Catherine Jinks
Primary (All Years) | Secondary (All Years)

Catherine is a four-time winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for her books Eye to Eye, Pagan’s Vows, You’ll Wake the Baby and A Very Unusual Pursuit. She has also won a Victorian Premier’s Literature award, the Adelaide Festival award for literature, the Ena Noel Award for Children’s Literature and an Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children’s Literature. Catherine’s other titles include the bestselling Evil Genius series and the Theophilus Grey series.

Tour Dates: Catherine will be touring Victoria in Book Week! 19th – 23rd August 2019 


Books by Catherine Jinks


Fourteen-year-old convict Tom Clay lives in a shepherd’s hut in the bush, protecting his master’s sheep from wild dogs. When a vicious fellow shepherd returns to ensure there are no witnesses to his crimes, the bush-crafty Tom and his hapless mate Rowdy face a life-and-death battle to survive.

Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief

Twelve-year-old Theophilus Grey – Philo to his friends – heads a team of linkboys who guide Londoners home through the dank eighteenth-century alleys by the light of their torches

Theophilus Grey and the Traitor’s Mask

The companion novel to Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief is a fast-paced adventure as Philo graduates from petty fraud and street crime to high-level political espionage.


Barney is a dog who’ll eat anything and everything – and cause chaos while he’s doing it!

Evil Genius

Evil Genius explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulation and subterfuge.

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