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Author Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins’ first novel, The Crimes of Billy Fish was highly commended in the inaugural ABC Fiction Awards and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her second novel Speak to Me was published in 2010.

This Picture of You, published in 2014, was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award.

A Sydney-based criminal lawyer, Hopkins spent years appearing for young people in the children’s court. Her unnerving conclusions about the real-life levers into the criminal justice system helped inform the fictional depictions in her fourth novel, The Subjects.

See also opinion piece in The Guardian: The school-to-prison pipeline: how the criminal justice system fails at-risk kids.

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