The Booklist Reader, published by the American Library Association, has listed ‘Evil Genius’ as one of its ’100 Best Children’s and YA Mysteries of the Past 10 Years’. Yay! For the complete list, visit The Booklist Reader website.
In 2006, Cathy’s former school, the
Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School, renamed their library in Cathy’s honour.
Catherine Jinks was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1963. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and later studied medieval history at the University of Sydney. After working for several years in a bank, she married Peter Dockrill, a Canadian journalist, and lived for a short time in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is now a full-time writer, residing in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales with Peter and their daughter Hannah. Catherine is a four-time winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and 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.