Filter by

Any questions?

contact@bs2bo.com

This week hand-picked selection

Browse by Theme

+ More themes

How it
works?

  • Stay connected all year to the literary world
     
  • Receive every week our selection of adaptable titles that will be published
     
  • Ask complete reading reports and manuscripts
     
  • Be introduced by BS2BO to audiovisual rights holder
     
  • Find your next story in the database of more than 8,000 titles
     

See Membership & Pricing

Available languages:

LAURINDA

Alice Pung

  • Original Title: LAURINDA
  • Publication date: November 2014
  • Publisher: BLACK INC.
  • Country: AU
  • 352 print pages
  • Young Adult

Information

  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: Australia
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Reinventing oneself, Life choice, Identity crisis, Coming of age, Life change, Moral dilemma, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Inequality, Power, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Integration, Social climbing, Loyalty

Pitch

Lucy Lam is a scholarship girl who is admitted to a Girls Only College for particularly wealthy students. Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity is this new world of privilege and opportunity.

Comments

Film/TV rights previously optioned, now available

Winner, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature: 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
Shortlisted, 2015 Indie Awards
Longlisted, 2015 Stella Prize
Shortlisted, 2015 Inky Awards
Notable Book of the Year for Older Readers, Children's Book Council of Australia 2015
Shortlisted, 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards
Shortlisted, 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award
Shortlisted, 2017 YABBA

Author's debut novel

Alice Pung is an award-winning writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of UNPOLISHED GEM and HER FATHER’S DAUGHTER and the editor of the anthologies GROWING UP ASIAN IN AUSTRALIA and MY FIRST LESSON.

Summary

Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers.

Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity.

Funny, feisty and moving, LAURINDA explores Lucy’s struggle to stay true to herself as she finds her way in a new world of privilege and opportunity.

go further

  • Author’s biography

    Alice Pung is an award-winning writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the bestselling author of UNPOLISHED GEM and HER FATHER’S DAUGHTER and the editor of the anthologies GROWING UP ASIAN IN AUSTRALIA and MY FIRST LESSON. Her first novel, LAURINDA, won the Ethel Turner Prize at the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.