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Exit Through the Gift Shop

by Maryam Master

$9.99

Exit Through the Gift Shop

by Maryam Master

$9.99

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 . . .


WINNER OF THE FOREVABILITY BOOK AWARDS SPECIAL MENTION AWARD 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN (AGES 7-12) 2022
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS 2022
SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK DESIGN AWARDS 2022 BEST DESIGNED CHILDREN'S FICTION BOOK
HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS THE PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 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

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760987695
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 27/07/2021
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / School stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Price: $9.99

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 . . .


WINNER OF THE FOREVABILITY BOOK AWARDS SPECIAL MENTION AWARD 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN (AGES 7-12) 2022
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS 2022
SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK DESIGN AWARDS 2022 BEST DESIGNED CHILDREN'S FICTION BOOK
HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS THE PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 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

Awards

Winner for The Forevability Book Awards 2021Winner for The Forevability Book Awards 2021.

Short-listed for ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children 2022Short-listed for ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children 2022.

Short-listed for Australian Book Design Awards 2022Short-listed for Australian Book Design Awards 2022.

Short-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers 2022Short-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers 2022.

Author Information

Maryam Master was born in Iran and moved to Australia when she was nine. She is a screenwriter and playwright who loves creating shows for young audiences.

Maryam has adapted three of David Walliams' books for the stage - Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy and The Midnight Gang - as well as Oliver Jeffers' The Incredible Book Eating Boy, all of which premiered at the Sydney Opera House and toured across Australia. She also collaborated with Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs on Horrible Harriet: Live on Stage.

She began her career in TV, writing for shows like Home and Away, Blinky Bill and the Jim Henson Co's Bambaloo. In 2011 she was selected by Sesame Workshop as the writer for Elmo's tour of Australia.

Exit Through the Gift Shop is her first novel.

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AUTHOR EVENTS

23 August 2022

Join us on Tuesday 23rd August at 6pm for an evening with Maryam Master, as we launch her new novel for young readers, No Words. Maryam's first novel Exit Through the Gift Shop is one of the CBCA shortlisted books in the younger readers category, and is a Riverbend favourite. We are sure young readers aged 11-14 will be equally enamoured by No Words, the story of a 12 year old refugee who's trying to establish a new life in Australia, grapple with his past and, most importantly, find his voice. This is a great chance for teachers, parents and young readers to hear from a wonderful voice in young Australian fiction.

6:00 PM

Riverbend
193 Oxford St Bulimba QLD 4171 Website



28 August 2022

Maryam Master - No Words Sunday 28th August starting 2:30 pm for 3:00 pm IN CONVERSATION WITH YVETTE POSHOGLIAN. Free - $12.00 Hero doesn't feel like a hero, but sometimes she feels as if the universe is asking her to be one. When Aria, a mysterious boy who never EVER speaks, starts at school and is picked on by His Royal Thug-ness Doofus (Rufus), Hero and her bestie Jaz feel compelled to help. But they're far too chicken to actually do anything heroic, so they befriend Aria and try to uncover the truth about him. What happened to his voice? Where did he come from? What are those three dents on his middle finger? This is the story of a 12-year-old refugee who's trying to establish a new life in Australia, grapple with his past and, most importantly, find his voice. 'Cos, boy, does he have a story to tell.

2:30 PM

Gleebooks
49 Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW 2037 Website



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