Biography of author Alyssa BrugmanIn 2014 she was awarded a PhD in Communication from Canberra University.
She currently runs a small business providing hoof care, equine rehabilitation and producing nutritional supplements for horses.

She submitted her first manuscript, Finding Grace, to the Australian Vogel Literary Award in 1998. While the novel did not receive an award, it was published.

Her books are:
  • Finding Grace 2001
  • Walking Naked 2002
  • Being Bindy 2004
  • For Sale or Swap,
  • Beginner’s Luck
  • Hot Potato
  • Hide & Seek
  • Greener Pastures
  • Solo 2007
  • The Equen Queen 2007
  • Girl Next Door 2009
The most recent novel is ‘Alex as Well’ with Text Publishing Australia in January 2013.

Alyssa’s books have been short listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize), the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers – Honour Book), the Sanderson Young Adult Audio Book of the Year, and the Best Designed Young Adult Book APA Design Awards, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, the Michael Printz Award, the Kids Own Australian Literature Award, The Young Australian Best Book Awards and the Children’s Choice Book Awards, the Children’s Peace Literature Award, selected for the ‘Books Alive’ Campaign, and listed as a Voices of Youth Advocates “Top Shelf Fiction” book, and the Adelaide Festival Literature Award.

Alyssa’s books have been translated into nine languages – Turkish, Portugese, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Korean and German.
Alyssa lives in the Hunter Valley.
Welcome to the website of YA author Alyssa Brugman
Author of 12 Young Adult novels and a regular name on shortlists for several Australian literary prizes, Alyssa Brugman is a master at addressing the key issues of adolescence in the form of highly entertaining stories. Her themes include friendship, identity, sexuality and family, and her novels have captured the imagination of teens across Australia.