Boori Monty Pryor was born in North Queensland. His father is from the Birrigubba of the Bowen region and his mother from Yarrabah (near Cairns), a descendant of the Kungganji and Kukuimudji. Boori has worked in film, television, modeling, sport, music and theatre-in-education. He has written several award-winning books with Meme McDonald including Maybe Tomorrow, My Girragundji, The Binna Binna Man and Njunjul the Sun. His picture book collaboration with Jan Ormerod, Shake a Leg, won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction in 2011.
Boori's stories are about finding strength within to deal with the challenges without, and his skill is to create positive visions of the future for both Indigenous and all Australians.
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Boori's Books & Awards
|Shake a Leg**||(2010)||Allen and Unwin||Winner, Childrenâ€™s Fiction Award, 2011, Prime Ministerâ€™s Literary Award|
|Njunjul The Sun*||(2002)||Allen and Unwin||Winner, Young Adult Fiction, 2002, Victorian Premierâ€™s Literary AwardCommended, 2006, Kate Challis RAKA Award|
|Flytrap*||(2002)||Allen and Unwin||Notable book, 2003, CBCA Awards|
|The Binna Binna Man*||(1999)||Allen and Unwin||Winner of three prizes, 2000, NSW Premierâ€™s Literary AwardsWinner, Ethel Turner Prize for Young Peopleâ€™s FictionWinner, Ethnic Affairs Commission AwardWinner, Book of the Year Award, 2000, TDK Audio Book Awards|
|Maybe Tomorrow*||(1998)||Penguin||Special commendation, 1998, Human Rights AwardsShortlisted, 1999, CBCA Awards|
|My Girragundji*||(1998)||Allen and Unwin||Winner, Book of the Year for Younger Readers, 1999, CBCA AwardsShortlisted, 1999, Queensland Premierâ€™s Literary Awards|
* co-authored by Meme McDonald
** illustrated by Jan Ormerod