Oliver Smuhar

A Young Award Winning Australian Author


The Author

Oliver Smuhar

Oliver Smuhar

I am a 19 year old, Australian, award-winning author living in the Blue Mountains. Currently, I am studying my first year of Communication's Journalism and International Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2018 I published my contemporary, YA fantasy debut 'The Gifts of Life' just before my trial university entrance examinations in high school. Now with more free time I aim to create a series as well as many other novels within the upcoming years. In 2019 my debut was awarded the 'Reviewers Choice Award for Best Book Written by an Author Age 18 or Under' and the '2018-2019 Global Award' for Australia from Reader Views. On August 25th, I attended the Blue Mountain's Writer's Festival, my first ever writing convention and was very excited! I have done several author-talks at schools, including my own and Korowal School, Hazelbrook. Nowadays, I make video essays on the internet, try to have a social life when I can, draw/paint, mess around on my guitar, work my two part-time jobs in hospitality, play with my dog, Monte, and am excited to improve my craft through my many socials and through you—the reader’s feedback!

Books

The Gifts Of Life

Inside this book hides a magical world that is celebrating something special! It’s that time of year where every major city gathers for another Ascension Day. But this year it’s different.

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The Gifts Of Life

Press Articles

Blue Mountains student's book now stocked at Library

Blue Mountains City Council - Oliver Smuhar


Blue Mountains student Oliver Smuhar is a young writer with big ambitions. His first book, The Gifts of Life, has now made it onto the shelves of Blue Mountains Library, while the 18-year-old has already penned his second novel and is working on a third.

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Blue Mountains City Council

A Young Author is Rewriting the Limits with his First Novel

Gazette - Oliver Smuhar


When most HSC students were preparing for their final exams and planning for their future, Oliver Smuhar was turning his dream into reality.

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Penrith Press

HSC and a Debut Novel for St Columba's Student: No Worries!

Gazette - Oliver Smuhar


The HSC year is stressful enough without adding in the publication of a novel. But St Columba’s Catholic College student Oliver Smuhar has taken it all in his stride.

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Blue Mountains Gazette

St Columba's Catholic College Celebrates

Gazette - Oliver Smuhar


Congratulations to Oliver Smuhar (Year 12) who has had his first novel 'The Gifts of Life' published! Oliver has managed to write his novel along with studying for his HSC! Amazing!

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St Columba's Catholic College

HSC Student Writes Debut Novel on the Side

Gazette - Oliver Smuhar


To stress less during his Year 12 studies, St Columba's Catholic College Springwood student Oliver Smuhar committed up to three hours of an evening to creative writing. As a result, Oliver has self-published his first novel, The Gifts of Life, all before doing his HSC exams!

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Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

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