A spotlight on Everywhere Everything Everyone by Katy Warner
Everywhere Everything Everyone is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Young Adult Book Prize.
Sixteen-year-old Santee lives on the wrong side of town, and it seems no good can come from mentioning her dad, but, even so, she believes in the safety of her world – that running late for curfew will only mean being grounded, and that the government is working for the good of the community. But everything changes one night when Santee’s new boyfriend’s car breaks down and they are stuck for the night. When she tries to go home in the morning, Santee discovers that a wall has been built to divide the city and that she is on the wrong side.
Here’s what the judges said…
‘Written from the perspective of an ordinary citizen caught up in life-changing events, this fascinating novel examines the importance of freedom, rebellion and the precariousness of our everyday lives. Gentle romance and family themes are also interwoven through the narrative to make an absolutely captivating story. Suitable for readers aged 11+.’
– Angela Crocombe, Chair of the judging panel
Meet the author…
Katy studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, receiving a Master of Writing for Performance in 2012. Her plays have been presented across Australia, NZ and the UK. She is an AWGIE winner, a recipient of the Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Emerging Writer and nominee for a Green Room award for new writing. Her fiction has been seen in Best Summer Stories, The Slow Canoe and Overland. Everywhere Everything Everyone is her debut novel.