Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing is thrilled to announce that they have acquired additional titles from the Ampersand Prize 2020 shortlist, including Jacinta di Mase author Elizabeth ‘Biffy’ James’ Completely Normal (and Other Lies), negotiated by agent Danielle Binks.
Completely Normal (and Other Lies) follows sixteen-year-old Stella Cash in the aftermath of the sudden death of popular student Isaac Calder. The tragedy sends the whole school into a spiral of grief, with students rallying around the girlfriend and friends he left behind. But nobody knows Stella was secretly in love with Isaac – and he loved her back. It is set for 2022 publishing list.