Vikki Wakefield writes realist fiction for young adults. Her work explores coming-of-age, family, class, relationships, and the lives of contemporary teens. Her novels All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown, Inbetween Days and Ballad for a Mad Girl have been shortlisted for numerous awards. Vikki lives in Adelaide, Australia.
`Friday Brown...will break your heart then put the pieces back together in a new way. I absolutely loved this book.' * Libba Bray on Friday Brown * `[Vikki Wakefield] captures the angst of coming-of-age with honesty, understanding and some humour.' * Magpies * `Brilliant...I'm still reeling. This stands shoulder to shoulder with any lit-fic young protagonist novel, YA or otherwise...Intelligent, vivid and so moving.' * Emily Gale * 'Bravo Vikki Wakefield...This Is How We Change the Ending is a ripper yarn!' * Nadia King * 'With This Is How We Change the Ending, Vikki Wakefield crafts an examination of violence, stunted masculinity and class disparity that's as complex as any literary novel...this never comes across as hopeless or grim - just honest. With its emotional realism, This Is How We Change the Ending feels like an Australian Friday Night Lights: the hazy washed-out glare of a small town, the slightly aimless wandering nights, and the ultimately uplifting message. I'm not sure what we did right to deserve a writer as fine as Wakefield, who captures the bruised vulnerability and tremulous potential of youth with so much honesty and power.' * Readings * 'This is How We Change the Ending is [Vikki Wakefield's] best book and my YA novel of the year. It may well be the perfect YA novel.' * Joy Lawn * `Vikki Wakefield is one of the most creative and daring authors writing for young adults today.' * Danielle Binks * `When I finish a Vikki Wakefield novel I get a tiny ache in my heart because I'm already missing her gutsy characters.' * Melina Marchetta * 'Vikki Wakefield is one of Australia's best YA writers.' * Cath Crowley *