I write books for children and young adults. Sometimes I write short stories for grown-ups.

Danielle Binks

The Year the Maps Changed

I was eleven when everything started and twelve by the end. But that’s another way maps lie, because it felt like the distance travelled was a whole lot further than that.’

A middle-grade coming-of-age story about the bonds of family and the power of compassion for fans of The Bone SparrowWolf Hollow and The Thing About Jellyfish.

 

COMING May 2020 

now available for pre-order

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The Year the Maps Changed
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Young Adult Fiction

COMING 2021 – Hachette Australia – TBD 

Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology

WINNER OF A 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR ABIA

Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars.

Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology has them all!

With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.

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Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology
Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology summer edition

Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology summer edition

Harnessing the power of the #LoveOzYA social media movement, this anthology features incredible short stories from ten beloved Australian YA authors. Now in a new Summer edition B-format!

* Teacher’s Notes now available to download! * 

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Short Stories

Abreast

Abreast

Placed 2nd in the 2011 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers (18-24 age group)

The Necklace in 2D

The Necklace in 2D

A tangent short story for the Sydney Morning Herald’s 2011 crowd-sourced novel, ‘The Necklace’.

Fota

Fota

Placed 2nd in 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction.

Church Bell Spoon

Church Bell Spoon

2014 Yen Short Story winner. Described as; ‘a beautiful story centring on a science experiment carried out by a deaf school class, interlaced with a touching family story and fleeting references to the dark velvet ceiling of outer space.’

Body Language: ‘Lips’

Body Language: ‘Lips’

‘Betanarratives’ is a platform for digital, interactive and interdisciplinary storytelling. My short story ‘Lips’ featured in their 2016 Body Language, and video director Angeline Armstrong adapted it into a short film for the interactive site.