A new book by the acclaimed Australian author James Patterson, Coraline: The Complete Life, has been named one of the 100 best books of the year by The Guardian.
It is a tribute to the work of the Australian novelist, and his lifelong passion for coral and coral reef conservation.
The Coraline books include the popular and award-winning novels Coraline, The World of Coral, Coral, and Coral: An Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Coral.
The award is the first in a series of Booker Prize-winning works to be named for the author, who has a long and distinguished career.
In addition to the Guardian, the other books nominated for the award were published by HarperCollins Australia, and The Sunday Times Australia.
“Coraline has the power to change lives.
I am humbled and grateful to have been included in this list,” said Patterson, whose books include a number of children’s books.”
As a coral reef ecologist, I see the reef as an important part of our ecosystem and the lifeblood of our oceans, and it is my sincere hope that the Coraline series can help inspire young people and inspire their future lives.”
These books are about living a coral life, but the true meaning is to understand and appreciate coral.
The world is changing and it needs coral to survive, but we need to stay on top of it.
“I’m so excited to be the recipient of this prestigious award, and hope that readers will be inspired by the books.”