Hayley Lawrence

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Inside the Tiger

book | Fiction | Sep 2018
ANZ → Penguin Random House

Shorlisted for the Vogel Prize

Longlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers

It’s not because Bel’s mother was murdered.

It’s not because her father is a politician.

Bel writes to a prisoner as an easy way out of an assignment.

But now he’s written back. And Bel has connected. Drawn to Micah’s world inside prison, she finds herself falling for the boy with ragged hair and shackles.

Can Micah help her reconcile the loss of her mother? What if Bel loses him too?

Inside the Tiger
is a powerful novel about loss, idealism and the redemptive power of love.


Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for Inside the Tiger

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This is a beautifully written story of love, loss, friendship and family. Full of characters that will tug at your heartstrings.

Lamont Books

This is an impressive debut novel, a real coming of age story. Lawrence has created authentic, likeable characters who engage the reader, and drive the book.

Rebecca Kemble
Magpies Magazine

I love Inside The Tiger with all my heart. I highly recommend picking it up as it’s not only beautifully written, with developed characters and a heart-wrenching story line, but it’s also educational and really gets you thinking. This is a book that I know will stick with me for a very long time.

Always and Forever Reading

We loved that Inside the Tiger dealt with an issue rarely seen in YA fiction. It's gritty read, and while Lawrence offers a cautionary element, it isn't preachy or didactic. 

Riverbend Standing Orders September Selections 2018

Lawrence's characters give the book power and urgency.

Thuy On
Weekend Australian

Translation Rights
Roxane Edouard
+44 (0)20 7393 4491
Email Roxane Edouard
Clare Forster
Curtis Brown Australia
Email Clare Forster