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Jackie French

JACKIE FRENCH

Jackie French’s writing career spans fourteen years, 38 wombats, 120 books, translations into eighteen languages, 8 genres, 3,721 bush rats, the odd award (well, actually, they’re not that odd), six possibly insane lyrebirds, assorted Burke’s Backyard segments, radio shows, newspaper and magazine columns, theories of pest and weed ecology and 27 shredded back doormats. The…
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Margaret Clark

MARGARET CLARK

Margaret Clark is one of Australia’s best loved (and most prolific!) authors. She has published more than sixty books since the success of her debut novel, Pugwall, in 1987. She writes for all ages – from early readers (Ripper and Fang, Snap, Crackle and Pop in the Aussie Bites series) to later primary with the…
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Frances Watts

FRANCES WATTS

Frances Watts spent nearly ten years working with some of Australia’s most talented children’s authors and illustrators as an editor before writing a book of her own. Her bestselling picture book Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge) was named an Honour Book in the Early Childhood category of the 2006 Children’s Book Council of…
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Erin Vincent

ERIN VINCENT

Erin Vincent is a highly respected journalist who has worked both here and the in US for publications such as The Australian, The Sunday Telegraph, Marie Claire magazine, Grazia magazine, and America’s biggest selling publication People magazine. She is also the author of the acclaimed memoir Grief Girl: My True Story published in Australia by…
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Jo Oliver

JO OLIVER

Jo has worked as a children’s librarian for many years and feels privileged to have shared hundreds of books with children. Jo was awarded the biannual Australian Library and Information Association Marjorie Cotton Award in 2004 for recognition of outstanding contribution to children and youth library services. She lives on the outskirts of Sydney with…
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Jaclyn Moriarty

JACLYN MORIARTY

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney’s north-west with four sisters, one brother, two dogs and twelve chickens. She studied English and Law at the University of Sydney and later wrote a PhD thesis at Cambridge on Children, Law and the Media. She has worked as a media and entertainment lawyer but now writes full time,…
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Tina Matthews

TINA MATTHEWS

Tina has worked in children’s theatre and television for 30 years as a puppet maker, designer and writer. Tina began by working in theatre in education for the QEII Arts Council in New Zealand. When she moved to Australia she trained in puppetry with the Marionette Theatre of Australia and continued to work with them…
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Gabrielle Lord

GABRIELLE LORD

Gabrielle Lord is a crime writer who takes her research very seriously. She has spent days with the Dog Squad, at the city morgue, a Private Investigation and security business, hanging around with scientists and detectives and has even studied anatomy at Sydney University. Her first novel Fortress was a runaway success, translated into six…
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Margo Lanagan

MARGO LANAGAN

Margo Lanagan’s life has followed a varied career path, working as a secretary, a kitchen hand at a roadhouse on the Nullarbor Plain, a full time student of history, an editor and finally, after living in Paris on a writing grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, as a full time author. Margo…
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Jacqueline Harvey

JACQUELINE HARVEY

Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of a good story. She credits winning the aptly named CBCA Frustrated Writers’ Competition in 2001 with helping turn her dreams of being published into reality. Code Name Mr Right was published by Lothian in 2003 and she quickly added more titles to…
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Libby Gleeson

LIBBY GLEESON

Libby Gleeson is one of Australia’s best known and most highly regarded writers for young people, with a significant list of picture books, short stories and novels to her credit. Libby grew up in rural NSW and graduated in history from the University of Sydney. She has travelled widely overseas but now lives in Sydney…
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Lisa Forrest

LISA FORREST

Lisa Forrest is a story teller for all ages. She became a household name when she burst onto the international swimming scene in 1978 as a 14 year old school girl – with an infectious grin and bright personality she quickly became the darling of Australian sport, but it wasn’t just her performances in the…
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Ursula Dubosarsky

URSULA DUBOSARSKY

Ursula Dubosarsky was born and grew up in Sydney. She wanted to be a writer from the age of six. Now having published a number of award-winning books for children and young adults, Ursula is regarded as one of the most talented writers in Australia. Her books for younger children include Maisie and the Pinny…
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jane burke

J.C BURKE

Jane grew up as the fourth of five girls, and with writers for parents she lived in a world of chaos, drama and books. Jane was free to eavesdrop and observe many colourful characters, providing her with an endless supply of stories and impersonations that kept her family entertained. Jane’s Literary Path After working as…
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Lindy Batchelor

LINDY BATCHELOR

Lindy’s experiences as a librarian at Taronga Zoo, and her involvement with the Zoo’s education program was the inspiration for her picture book ZOOming in on Taronga. Her book is designed to enhance a child’s experiences at the zoo, and the clever, crazy story of the animal photographs provides an entertaining introduction to the magical…
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