No Worries (UQP) www.uqp.uq.edu.au
No Worries was an Honour Book in the Older Readers category Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards for 2006.
Brian Talbot: Seventeen. Virgin. High School Dropout. Nightshift Worker. In Love.
Both humorous and confronting, No Worries is a gripping urban tale of life, death, love, joy, and family. It reminds us all to hold on to the important things, however difficult that might be.
'It is by turns painful, moving, hopeful, funny and warm.'
- Judges' Report
No Worries was short listed for the Ethel Turner Prize in the NSW Premier's Awards, 2006.
'This is a story of deep irony and sadness, relieved by the sparest, lightest touches of human warmth with which a boy can manage. A considerable achievement.
- Judges' Report.