Eleni Hale is a multi-award-winning author.

Her first novel, Stone Girl, was published through Penguin Random House (May, 2018) with rights sold in Australia and NZ. Rights are available for all other territories.

Inspired by true events, it tells the story of one girl’s journey through institutional care.

In 2020 Stone Girl won the International Book Awards in the Young Adult category.

Stone Girl has been popular with teen and many adult readers.

It has received numerous accolades including winner Readings Book Prize, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Ethel Turner Prize and longlisted for the Davitt Crime Awards.

Eleni was previously a reporter, a communications strategist and has written for many print and online news publications.

She is nearing completion of her next manuscript, an adult crime thriller.


Stone Girl:

2020 – International Book Awards winner, Young Adult Book of the Year

2019 – Readings Books Prize winner, Young Adult Book of the Year

2019 – Kids Book Review, Favourite Book of the Year

2019 – Queensland Writer’s Centre Adaptable program winner and optioned to film

2019 – Book of the Month / Shortlisted Book of the Year, Sun Bookshop

2019 – Top 100 Women Writers of the Year

2018 – Books and Publishing rated it five stars


2019 – MACA awards News Category shortlisted

2017 – Text, Publisher Introduction Program recipient

2015 – Fellowship recipient Varuna Writer’s House

2012 – HarperCollins, Publisher Introduction Program recipient