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GARDNER, Scot

Scot Gardner became a writer after a chance meeting with a magazine editor while hitchhiking in eastern Australia. Magazine articles led to op-ed newspaper pieces and eventually novels. His many books have found local and international favour and garnered praise and awards for their honest take on adolescent life. Scot lives with his wife, children and some chickens in country Victoria. www.scotgardner.com

Works

  • One Dead Seagull (Pan Macmillan, 2001)
  • White Ute Dreaming (Pan Macmillan, 2002)
  • The Other Madonna (Pan Macillan, 2003)
  • Burning Eddy (Pan Macmillan, 2003) Shortlisted, 2004 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2004 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Older Readers
  • Kite Dude (Pearson Education, 2004)
  • The Legend of Kevin the Plumber (Pan Macmillan, 2004)
  • Gravity (Pan Macmillan, 2006) Shortlisted, 2007 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
  • The Detachable Boy with One Loose Foot (Allen & Unwin, 2008)
  • Dark Stone Eye (Pearson Education, 2008)
  • One Wheel Drive (Pearson Education, 2008)
  • The Lost King (Pearson Education, 2008)
  • Bookmark Days (Allen & Unwin, 2009)
  • Happy as Larry (Allen & Unwin, 2009) Joint Winner, 2010 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Young Adults
  • The Dead I Know (Allen & Unwin, 2011) Winner, 2012 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Older Readers; Shortlisted, 2011 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Young Adults, 2012 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2012 Festival Awards for Literature (SA) for Young Adult Fiction; Highly Commended, The 2011 Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Christina Stead Award
  • Fadi: Stuff Happens (Penguin, 2015)
  • The Way We Roll (Allen & UNwin, 2016)
  • Sparrow (Allen & Unwin, 2017) Longlisted, 2018 Indie Awards for Young Adult

GEDDES, Robert

Robert Geddes is one of the few Australian-born Masters of Wine. Robert, with his unique blend of knowledge, experience and showmanship wrote The Art of Wine: A Good Nose and Great Legs published by Murdoch Books in October 2007.

Works

  • The Art of Wine: A Good Nose and Great Legs (Murdoch, 2007)

GEORGE, Anna

Initially trained as a lawyer, Anna has worked in the legal world as well as the film and television industries. She studied Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, and has written feature film scripts. She is currently working on her second novel, which is set on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.

Works

  • What Came Before (Penguin Books, 2014) Shortlisted, 2015 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing for Best First Novel, 2015 Davitt Award for Best Debut Crime Novel; Longlisted, 2015 Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel, 2016 International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • The Lone Child (Viking, 2017)

GERMEIN, Katrina

Picture book writer Katrina Germein is the author of the best-selling books Big Rain Coming and My Dad Thinks He’s Funny. Both are published internationally and My Dads Thinks He’s Funny was Highly Commended in the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Two of Katrina’s other titles, Leaving and Baby Gets Dressed, are Children’s Book Council Notable Books. In 2013/14 new books for Katrina will include Somebody’s House, My Dad STILL Thinks He’s Funny and Thunderstorm Dancing.
www.katrinagermein.com

Works

  • Big Rain Coming illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft (Roland Harvey Books, 1999) Winner, 2002 Washington State Children's Choice Picture Book
  • Leaving illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft (Roland Harvey Books, 2000)
  • Little Dog illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie (Scholastic Press, 2010)
  • My Dad Thinks He's Funny illustrated by Tom Jellett (Black Dog Books, 2010)
  • Somebody's House illustrated by Anthea Stead (Walker Books, 2010)
  • My Mum Says the Strangest Things illustrated by Tom Jellett (Walker Books, 2014)
  • My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny illustrated by Tom Jellett (Walker Books, 2015)
  • Thunderstorm Dancing illustrated by Judy Watson (Allen & Unwin, 2015) Notable Book, 2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards
  • Baby Dance illustrated by Doris Chang (Raising Literacy Australia, 2016) Shortlisted, 2017 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards for Birth to 3 Years
  • Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! illustrated by Janine Dawson (Hybrid, 2017)

GIFFORD, Lucinda

Lucinda Gifford is an illustrator, author-illustrator and graphic designer. Winner of the inaugural Five Mile Press Illustrator Prize for her original picture book, Arthur and the Curiosity, Lucinda is the author-illustrator of Space Invader at Planet Dad and Dogasaurus. Her illustrations appear in a range of Australian picture books and junior and middle grade fiction, including Fairytales for Feisty Girls by Susannah McFarlane. She lives in Melbourne.
@lucindagifford lucindagifford.com

Works

  • The Witch's Britches written by P. Crumble (Scholastic Australia, 2015)
  • The Round Red Rock and the Five-Headed Monster written by Klay Lamprell and Mark Lamprell (Hachette Australia, 2015)
  • Frankie and Finn written by Klay Lamprell and Mark Lamprell (Hachette Australia, 2015)
  • The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack written by Jen Storer (ABC Books, 2015)
  • The Cat Wants Custard written by P. Crumble (Scholastic Australia, 2016) Shortlisted, 2017 West Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Picture Books; Notable Book, 2017 Children's Book Councol Book of the Year Awards
  • The Cat Wants Cuddles written by P. Crumble (Scholastic Australia, 2017) Young Readers’ Book Award for Picture Books; Notable Book, Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards
  • One More Friend written by Bill Condon (Omnibus Books, 2016)
  • Space Alien at Planet Dad (Scholastic Australia, 2016) Recommended, 2017 Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature for Picture Book and Younger Readers
  • Arthur and the Curiosity (Five Mile Press, 2016)
  • Chook Doolan: The Tiny Guitar written by James Roy (Walker Books, 2016)
  • Chook Doolan: Rules are Rules written by James Roy (Walker Books, 2016)
  • Chook Doolan Saves the Day written by James Roy (Walker Books, 2016)
  • Chook Doolan: The Newest Pet written by James Roy (Walker Books, 2016)
  • Chook Doolan: On the Road written by James Roy (Walker Books, 2017)
  • Chook Doolan: Unhappy Camper written by James Roy (Walker Books, 2017)
  • Chook Doolan: Up and Away written by James Roy (Walker Books, 2017)
  • Chook Doolan: Let's Do Diwali! written by James Roy (Walker Books, 2017)
  • The Cat Wants Kittens written by P. Crumble (Scholastic Australia, 2018)
  • Fairytales for Feisty Girls written by Susannah McFarlane featuring illustrations by Lucinda Gifford (and Beth Norling, Clare Robertson and Sher Rill Ng) (Allen and Unwin, 2018)
  • The First Adventures of Princess Peony written by Nette Hilton (Walker Books, 2018)

GILBERT MURDOCK, Catherine

Catherine Murdock grew up on a small farm in Connecticut and now lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband, two brilliant unicycling children, several cats, and a one-acre yard that she is slowly transforming into a wee, but flourishing ecosystem. She is the author of several books, including the popular Dairy Queen series starring lovable heroine D. J. Schwenk, Princess Ben, and Wisdom's Kiss.
www.catherinemurdock.com

Works

  • Dairy Queen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007)
  • The Off Season (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008)
  • Princess Ben (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009)
  • Front and Centre (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011)
  • Wisdom's Kiss (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)
  • Heaven is Paved with Oreos (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)

GISLASON, Kari

Kári Gíslason is a memoirist, travel writer and creative writing teacher lecturing in creative writing and literary studies at QUT

Works

  • The Promise of Iceland (University of Queensland Press, 2011) Shortlisted, 2012 Queensland Literary Awards, The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
  • The Ash Burner (University of Queensland Press, 2015) Shortlisted, 2015 Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
  • Sagaland with Richard Fidler (ABC Books, 2017) Longlisted, 2018 Indie Awards for Non-fiction

GLEESON, Libby

Libby writes novels and picture books for young people as well as short stories. She has been shortlisted or has won every major award in Australia and in 2000 her picture book, The Great Bear, illustrated by Armin Greder won the Bologna Ragazzi, the only Australian title to have won this award. Her recent titles include the novels Mahtab’s Story and Red (Allen& Unwin) and the picture books Amy and Louis, illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Scholastic) which won the CBCA Early Childhood award 2007 and Look a Book, illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Little Hare). Libby has taught English in Australia and overseas and frequently lectures to post-graduate students on children’s literature and creative writing.
www.libbygleeson.com.au

Works

  • Eleanor, Elizabeth (Angus and Robertson, 1984) Highly Commended, 1985 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Award
  • I Am Susannah (Angus and Robertson, 1987) Honour Book, 1988 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Older Readers; Commended, 1988 Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
  • One Sunday illustrated by John Winch (Angus and Robertson, 1988)
  • Dodger (Turton and Chambers, 1990) Winner, 1991 Children's Peace Literature Award, 1992 IBBY Honour Diploma for Writing
  • Big Dog illustrated by Armin Greder (Ashton Scholastic, 1991) Winner, 1992 Australian Multicultural Children's Literature Awards Picture Book
  • Where's Mum? illustrated by Craig Smith (Omnibus Books, 1992) Honour Book, 1993 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
  • Uncle David illustrated by Armin Greder (Ashton Scholastic, 1992)
  • Mum Goes to Work illustrated by Penny Azar (Ashton Scholastic 1992) Shortlisted, 1992 Australian Multicultural Children's Literature Awards, 2015 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
  • Sleep Time illustrated by Armin Greder (Ashton Scholastic, 1993)
  • Love Me, Love Me Not (Viking, 1993) Shortlisted, 1994 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Older Readers
  • Skating on Sand (Viking, 1994) Commended, 1995 Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
  • Hurry Up! illustrated by Mitch Vane (SRA School Group, 1994)
  • The Princess and the Perfect Dish illustrated by Armin Greder (Scholastic Australia, 1995)
  • Hannah Plus One (Puffin, 1996) Winner, 1997 Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature for Picture Book and Younger Readers, 1997 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers
  • Queen of the Universe (Omnibus, 1998) Shortlisted, 1998 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year Younger Readers
  • Refuge (Puffin, 1998)
  • Writing Hannah: On Writing for Children (Hale and Iremonger, 1999)
  • Hannah and the Tomorrow Room (Puffin, 1999) Honour Book, 2000 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers
  • The Great Bear illustrated by Armin Greder (Scholastic Australia, 1999) Winner, 2000 Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction; Shortlisted, 2000 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
  • Dear Writer (Puffin, 2001)
  • An Ordinary Day illustrated by Armin Greder (Scholastic Australia 2001) Winner, 2002 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
  • The Rum Rebellion: The Diary of David Bellamy, Sydney Town 1807-1809 (Scholastic Australia, 2001)
  • Shutting the Chooks In illustrated by Ann James (Scholastic Australia, 2003) Shortlisted, 2004 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books; Honour Book, 2004 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
  • Making Picture Books (Scholastic Press, 2003)
  • Cuddle Time illustrated by Julie Vivas (Walker Books, 2004)
  • Ray's Olympics (National Museum of Australia Press, 2006)
  • Amy and Louis illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Scholastic Press, 2006) Winner, 2007 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Early Childhood
  • Clancy's Long, Long Walk (Puffin, 2007)
  • Happy Birthday X 3 (Walker Books, 2007)
  • Mahtab's Story (Allen & Unwin, 2008) Shortlisted, 2008 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Upper Primary Children (2003-2013)
  • Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Little Hare Books, 2009) Shortlisted, 2011 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books; Honour Book, Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Early Childhood
  • I Am Thomas illustrated by Armin Greder (Allen & Unwin, 2011)
  • Look, a Book! illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Little Hare Books, 2011) Shortlisted, 2012 Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award, 2012 ABIA Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children, 2012 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
  • Red (Allen & Unwin, 2012) Winner, 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Children's Fiction; Shortlisted, 2014 KOALA Awards for Fiction for Years 7-9
  • Bango and Ruby Red illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013) Honour Book, 2014 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Early Childhood
  • The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and The Present illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Allen & Unwin, 2014) Winner, 2015 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers; Shortlisted, 2015 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards for Five to 8 Years
  • Go to Sleep, Jessie! illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015) Shortlisted, 2015 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Early Childhood
  • The Cleo Stories: A Friend and A Pet illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Allen & Unwin, 2015) Shortlisted, 2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers; Notable Book, Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards
  • Clare's Goodbye illustrated by Anna Pignataro (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2017)
  • 1918 (Scholastic Australia, 2018)

GODWIN, Jane

Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed author of over twenty-five books for children and young people, across all genres and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations. Jane was the Children’s Publisher at Penguin Books Australia for many years. As a publisher, Jane produced books for a wide range of readers, from very young children through to Young Adult and crossover titles. Jane spends as much time as she can working with young people in schools and communities, running various literature and writing programs, making books and encouraging students in their own creative ventures. She is dedicated to pursuing quality and enriching reading and writing experiences for young people, whether it’s as a writer, a publisher or a speaker/facilitator in schools.
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Works

  • Falling from Grace (Penguin Books, 2006) CBCA Notable Book
  • Little Cat and the Big Red Bus (Penguin Books, 2008) CBCA Notable Book
  • Sam Sullivan’s Scooter (Penguin Books, 2009) CBCA Notable Book
  • Where’s Sunday? (Penguin Books, 2010)CBCA Notable Book
  • All Through the Year (Penguin Books, 2010) CBCA Notable Book
  • Today We Have No Plans (Penguin Books, 2012) CBCA Notable Book
  • Starting School (Penguin Books, 2013) CBCA Notable Book
  • How Big is Too Small? (Penguin Books, 2015) CBCA Notable Book
  • What Do You Wish For? (Penguin Books, 2015) CBCA Notable Book
  • Hattie Helps Out (Allen & Unwin, 2016) CBCA Notable Book
  • Birthday Baby (Penguin Books, 2018) CBCA Notable Book
  • Hattie Helps Out (Penguin Books, 2016) CBCA Notable Book
  • As Happy as Here (Hachette Australia, forthcoming)

GOLDSWORTHY, Anna

Anna Goldsworthy is an award-winning writer and pianist. She has published two memoirs, Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, and is the author of the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business. Anna is a founding member of Seraphim Trio, and is currently Artistic Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, cultural critic for The Monthly, Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall, and Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide. In 2013, Anna provided a new libretto for Victorian Opera’s production of The Magic Pudding. She tours Australia extensively in concert with Seraphim Trio, as soloist for Musica Viva Countrywide, and with the stage adaptation of her bestselling memoir, Piano Lessons. She records for the ABC Classics label.
www.annagoldsworthy.com

Works

  • Piano Lessons (Black Inc., 2009) Winner, Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Newcomer of the Year; Finalist, 2012 Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award; Shortlisted, 2009 Colin Roderick Award, 2010 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2011 National Biography Award
  • Welcome to Your New Life (Black Inc., 2013)

GOLDSWORTHY, Peter

Peter Goldsworthy divides his time equally between writing and his career in medicine. His novels, including the much acclaimed Maestro, have sold over a quarter of a million copies in Australia alone, and have been translated into several European and Asian languages. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and Australian Bicentennial Literary Award and, jointly with composer Richard Mills, the 2002 Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work for the opera Batavia. His critically acclaimed novel Three Dog Night (Penguin) was short-listed for numerous literary prizes, receiving the prestigious Christina Stead Award. Everything I Knew was published by Penguin in 2008, and was followed by another short story collection, Gravel. In 2010 he was awarded a Medal of Australia for services to literature. His memoir, My Stupid Boyhood, was published in 2013 (Penguin).
www.petergoldsworthy.com

Works

  • Editor, Friendly Street Poetry Reader no. 3 with Larry Buttrose (Adelaide University Union Press, 1979)
  • Archipelagoes (Angus and Robertson, 1982)
  • Reading from Ecclesiastes: Poems (Angus and Robertson, 1982) Winner, 1982 International Awards Commonwealth Poetry Prize for Best First Collection of Poetry, 1984 Government Biennial Literature Prize (SA); Joint Winner, 1980 Patricia Hackett Prize, The 1982 Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Anne Elder Poetry Award
  • Zooing (Angus and Robertson, 1986)
  • Bleak Rooms (Wakefield Press, 1988)
  • Poetry Australia no. 113 (ABC Books, 1988) Winner 1988 ABC/ABA Bicentennial Literary Award
  • Maestro (Angus and Robertson, 1999)
  • This Goes With That: Selected Poems 1970-1990 (Angus and Robertson, 1991) Shortlisted, NBC Banjo Awards NBC Turnbull Fox Phillips Poetry Prize
  • After the Ball (National Library of Australia, 1992)
  • Magpie: A Novel (Wakefield Press, 1992)
  • Honk If You Are Jesus (Angus and Robertson, 1992)
  • Little Deaths (Angus and Robertson, 1993)
  • Wish (Angus and Robertson, 1995)
  • If, Then: Poems and Songs (HarperCollins, 1996)
  • Summer of the Seventeenth Doll with Richard Mills, (1996) Nominated, 2012 Victorian Green Room Awards — Production : Theatre - Companies For 'A Belvoir production presented by MTC'
  • Navel Gazing: Essays, Half Truths and Mystery Flights (Penguin, 1998)
  • Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (HarperCollins, 1999)
  • New Selected Poems (Duffy and Snellgrove, 2001)
  • Batavia with Richard Mills, (2001) Winner, 2002 Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia for Best New Australian Work
  • Tattered Joys (Picaro Press, 2002)
  • Three Dog Night (Viking, 2003) Winner, The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Christina Stead Award; Shortlisted, 2003 Colin Roderick Award, 2004 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2004 Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2004 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards for Best Fiction Book, 2004 The Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award, The 2012 National Year of Reading 2012 Our Story Collection South Australia; Longlisted, 2005 International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • The List of All Answers: Collected Stories (Viking, 2004)
  • Editor, True Blue? On Being Australian (Allen & Unwin, 2008)
  • Everything I Know: A Novel (Hamish Hamilton, 2008) Shortlisted, 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Fiction
  • Gravel (Hamish Hamilton, 2010) Shortlisted, 2011 ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal, 2011 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award
  • The Rise Of The Machines And Other Love Poems (Pitt Street Poetry, 2015)
  • Editor, States of Poetry - South Australia (ABR Publications, 2016)

GRANT, Stan

Stan Grant has been a journalist for a quarter of a century. He has been an ABC Federal Political Correspondent, London based European Correspondent for the Seven Network and China Correspondent for CNN based in Beijing. Stan joined CNN in December 2001, initially co-anchoring the network’s daily morning show in Hong Kong and then becoming Beijing correspondent. He was also part of the news teams covering Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami, for which CNN won the prestigious Peabody and duPont Awards respectively. Stan has also been honoured with Asia TV awards, firstly in 2002 for anchoring CNN’s Newsbiz Today, then again in 2006 with two awards: Best Current Affairs Anchor and – for his coverage of the Pakistan earthquake – Best Current Affairs Report. While based in Australia, where he worked for ABC TV and the Seven Network, Stan covered four Federal elections as well as international stories ranging from the conflicts in Kashmir to the death of Princess Diana. When he was at Seven, Stan hosted Today Tonight, 11am, Face to Face and Real Life, which received the Logie for Most Popular Public Affairs program in 1994. As well as presenting for several current affairs program on commercial television, Stan Grant has been anchor of SBS TV World News and presenter of ABC Radio’s Speaking Out program. In 2016 Stan was awarded a Walkley Award for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs and in 2017 received the National Dreamtime Awards Media Person of the Year Award. Stan is a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi Aboriginal people.

Works

  • The Tears of Strangers: A Memoir (HarperCollins, 2002)
  • Talking to My Country: The Book That Every Australian Should Read (HarperCollins, 2016) Winner, 2016 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature, The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize; Shortlisted, 2016 Queensland Literary Awards for Non-Fiction Book Award, 2016 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature, 2017 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction; Longlisted, 2016 Walkley Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, 2017 Indie Awards for Nonfiction, 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • The Urgency of Now (forthcoming, 2018)

GREEN, J.M.

J. M. Green is the author of Good Money, the first crime-noir novel featuring social worker Stella Hardy. It was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. J. M. Green studied professional writing at RMIT. Her work has appeared in Overland and received an honourable mention in the Sisters in Crime Scarlett Stiletto Short Story competition. She divides her time between writing in her backyard studio and working as a librarian in Melbourne’s western suburbs. www.jmgreenwriter.com
Twitter: @jmgreenwriter

Works

  • Good Money (Scribe, 2015) Shortlisted, 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing for Best First Novel, 2016 Davitt Award for Best Debut Crime Novel; Longlisted, 2016 Davitt Award — Best Adult Crime Novel
  • Too Easy (Scribe, 2017)

GRIFFITHS, Andy

Andy Griffiths’ books have won numerous children’s choice awards in Australia. His fourth book in the ‘Just!’ series, Just Disgusting! topped both the children’s and adult’s bestseller lists when it was released in Australia and the first ‘Bum Book’ The Day my Bum Went Psycho debuted at number eight on The New York Times children’s bestseller list. Andy’s ‘Schooling Around’ series comprises Treasure Fever!, Pencil of Doom!, Robot Riot! and Mascot Madness!. Andy and illustrator Terry Denton continue to work together on books for young people, including The Cat on the Mat is Flat, The Big Fat Cow Went Kapow and in 2011 What Body Part Is That. Their new ‘Treehouse’ series comprises four books, with the 39-Storey Treehouse and the 52-Storey Treehouse both going straight to number 1 on the Australian bestseller list.
www.andygriffiths.com.au

Works

  • Just Tricking! illustrated by Terry Denton (Brainfright Press, 1992) Winner, 2002 KOALA Award for Older Readers, 2004 YABBA Hall of Fame
  • Ten Trillion Green Bottles (Brainfright Press, 1992)
  • How to Stop Yourself From Becoming a Slug (Brainfright PRess, 1992)
  • A Few of my Favourite Things (Brainfright Press, 1992)
  • Confessions of a Madman (Brainfright Press, 1992)
  • Swinging on the Clothesline and Other Instant Stories (Longman CHeshire, 1993)
  • Blasters: Fear and Fantasies (Heinemann, 1997)
  • Blasters: Animal Tails (Heinemann, 1997)
  • Blasters: Risks and Challenges (Heinemann, 1997)
  • Just Annoying! illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 1998) Winner, 1999 YABBA for Younger Readers, 1999 KOALA Award for Senior Book, 2000 BILBY Award for Younger Readers
  • Just Stupid! illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 1999)Winner, 2000 YABBA for Younger Readers, 2000 KOALA Award for Senior Book, 2000 BILBY Award for Younger Readers, 2002 KROC Awards
  • Hamburger Man illustrated by Jeff Raglus (Pancake Press, 1999)
  • Jelly Bean Girl illustrated by Jeff Raglus (Pancake Press, 1999)
  • Banana Boy illustrated by Jeff Raglus (Pancake Press, 1999)
  • Rose Petal Fairy illustrated by Jeff Raglus (Pancake Press, 1999)
  • Just Crazy! illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2000) Winner, 2000 CYBER Award for Younger Readers, 2001 YABBA for Younger Readers, 2001 KOALA Award for Older Readers, 2002 BILBY Award for Younger Readers
  • The Day My Bum Went Psycho (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2001) Winner, 2001 Young Australian Readers' Awards, 2002 Dymocks Best Designed Children's Cover of the Year, 2002 YABBA for Older Readers; Shortlisted, 2001 Booksellers Choice Award, 2008 Booksellers Choice Award
  • Just Disgusting! illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2002) Winner, 2003 KOALA Award for Older Readers, 2003 COOL Award for Fiction for Older Readers
  • Zombie Bums from Uranus (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2003) Winner, 2004 COOL Award for Fiction for Older Readers, 2007 COOL Award for Fiction for Older Readers, 2007 KOALA Awards for Older Readers
  • The Bad Book illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2004) Winner, 2005 KOALA Award for Older Readers, 2005 COOL Award fir Fiction for Older Readers, 2005 YABBA for Fiction for Older Readers; Shortlisted, 2017 BILBY Award for Younger Readers
  • Fast Food and No Play Make Jack A Fat Boy: Creating a Healthier Lifestyle for You and Your Children with Jim Thomson and Sophie Blackmore (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2005)
  • Bumageddon: The Final Pongflict (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2005)
  • The Cat on the Mat Is Flat (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006) Winner, 2007 COOL Award for Fiction for Younger Readers, 2007 KOALA Award for Older Readers; Shortlisted, 2001 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children, 2007 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year for Younger Readers
  • Just Shocking! illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2007) Winner, 2008 KOALA Award for Younger Readers, 2008 Cool Award for Fiction for Younger Readers, 2008 BILBY Award, 2008 Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Younger Readers, 2008 YABBA for Fiction for Younger Readers
  • What Bumosaur is That? illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2007) Shortlisted, 2010 YABBA for Fiction for Younger Readers, 2010 KOALA Award for Younger Readers
  • The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2008) Winner, 2010 COOL Award for Fiction for Younger Readers, 2010 KOALA Award for Younger Readers, 2010 YABBA for Fiction for Younger Readers; Shortlisted, 2009 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards for Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children (2003-2013)
  • Treasure Fever! (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2008) Shortlisted, 2010 YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers, KOALA Award for Younger Readers; 2012 YABBA Hall of Fame
  • Pencil of Doom! illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2008) Shortlisted, 2009 BILBY Awards, 2010 YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers, KOALA Award for Younger Readers; 2012 YABBA Hall of Fame
  • Mascot Madness! (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2009) Winner, 2010 Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Younger Readers; Shortlisted, 2010 YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers, KOALA Award for Younger Readers; 2012 YABBA Hall of Fame
  • Robot Riot! (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2009) Shortlisted, 2010 YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers, KOALA Award for Younger Readers; 2012 YABBA Hall of Fame
  • Just Macbeth! illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2009) Winner, 2008 Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Production for Children; Shortlisted, 2010 YABBA for Fiction for Younger Readers, 2010 KOALA Award for Younger Readers, 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction; Honour Book, 2012 KOALA Award for Younger Readers; Nominated, 2009 Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia for Best New Australian Work, Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia for Best Presentation for Children
  • The Very Bad Book illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2010) Winner, 2011 COOL Award for Fiction for Younger Readers, 2011 KOALA Award for Younger Readers; Shortlisted, 2011 Indie Award for Children's
  • Editor, The Naked Boy and the Crocodile: Stories by Children from Remote Indigenous Communities (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2011)
  • What Body Part Is That? illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2011)
  • The 13-Storey Treehouse illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2011) Winner, 2012 Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Younger Readers, 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Book of the Year for Older Children, 2012 KOALA Award for Older Readers, 2012 KROC Award for Fiction for Older Readers, 2012 COOL Award for Fiction for Older Readers; Shortlisted, 2012 Indie Award for Children's
  • Just Doomed! illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012)
  • Andypedia illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012)
  • The 26-Storey Treehouse illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012) Winner, 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Book of the Year for Older Children, 2013 YABBA for Fiction for Older Readers, 2013 KOALA Awards for Older Readers; Shortlisted, 2013 Indie Award for Children's
  • Once Upon a Slime: 52 Fun Ways to Get Writing... Fast illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2013)
  • The 39-Storey Treehouse illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2013) Winner, 2014 Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Younger Readers, 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children, 2014 KROC Award for Fiction Older Readers, 2014 YABBA for Fiction for Older Readers, 2014 KOALA Award for Older Readers; Shortlisted, 2014 Indie Award for Children's
  • The Cat, the Rat and the Baseball Bat (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2013)
  • Andy G, Terry D, The Brave Tea Lady and the Evil B illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2013)
  • Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014)
  • Frog on a Log in a Bog illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014)
  • Duck in a Truck in the Muck illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014)
  • The 52-Storey Treehouse illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2014) Winner, 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children, 2015 BILBY Award for Younger Readers, 2015 YABBA for Fiction for Older Readers, 2015 KOALA Awards for Older Readers, 2015 Booksellers Choice Award; Shortlisted, 2015 Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Younger Readers, 2015 Indie Award for Children's
  • Brave Dave illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2015)
  • Big Fat Cows illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2015)
  • Ten Unlucky Pirates illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2015)
  • The 65-Storey Treehouse illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2015) Winner, 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children, 2016 YABBA for Fiction for Older Readers, 2016 KROC Award for Fiction Older Readers; Shortlisted, 2016 West Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Younger Readers, 2016 Indie Award for Children's; Notable Book, Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards
  • The 78-Storey Treehouse illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2016) Winner, 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children, 2017 BILBY Award for Younger Readers; Shortlisted, 2017 West Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Younger Readers, 2017 Indie Award for Children's, 2017 YABBA for Fiction for Older Readers
  • The 91-Storey Treehouse illustrated by Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2017) Shortlisted, 2018 Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award for Younger Readers

GROGAN, Phillippa

Phillippa Grogan learned a natural affinity for baking at her mother’s side, and has turned this into a career, with her breads, cakes and provisions widely enjoyed around Australia. Wellington-born, Phillippa completed her Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University before going on to live and work in France and Britain, cooking under doyenne of simple seasonal food Sally Clarke. In 1994 Phillippa opened the doors of a bakery and provision store in Armadale, Melbourne focusing on traditional breads and pastries. Twenty years on, and Phillippa has opened three other bakeries around Melbourne, selling her goods nationally. She was a founding member of the Specialist Cheese Makers’ Association, and is a judge of various food industry awards. She has appeared on television including Masterchef Australia. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and fellow baker Andrew O’Hara and three children, all of whom enjoy baking together on weekends. She is the co-author of Phillippa’s Home Baking, with Richard Cornish (Lantern Books), winner of the Australian division for Best Pastry Book in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 2015.
www.phillippas.com.au

Works

  • Phillippa's Home Baking (Penguin Random House, 2015)

GROGAN, Wayne

Wayne Grogan was born in Sydney in 1953. He was a member of the Waterside Workers Federation for sixteen years. He won a Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for creative writing and was runner-up in the Henry Lawson Short Story Award. Wayne’s first novel Junkie Pilgrim won the 2004 Ned Kelly Award for best First Novel of Crime Writing. Vale Byron Bay is his second novel. He lives with his wife and children in Sydney and works as an antiquarian book dealer. Heavy Allies is his third novel based on the Nugan Hard Bank. It was published in 2008.

Works

  • Junkie Pilgrim (Brandl and Schlesinger, 2003) Joint Winner, 2004 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing - Best first novel
  • Vale Byron Bay (Brandl and Schlesinger, 2006)
  • Heavy Allies (Brandl and Schlesinger, 2008)
  • Jim Morrison Jesus Complex (Deep Line Books, 2010)
  • Terror Australis (Deep line Books, 2012)

GROTH, Darren

Darren Groth is a prominent Australian-Canadian author, speaker and mentor. His novels include Kindling (Hachette, 2010; Global Group Holdings, 2011) and the acclaimed Are You Seeing Me? (Random House, 2014; Orca, 2015). His work has won the Adelaide Festival Award for Young Adult Literature, been recognized by the American Booksellers Association and the International Youth Library, and has been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year (AUS), the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (AUS) and the Governor General’s Literary Awards (CAN). His new novel is titled Exchange of Heart in AUS/NZ and Munro vs. the Coyote in CAN/US.

www.darrengroth.com

Works

  • The Procrastinator (Jacobyte Books, 2000)
  • MVP: Most Valuable Potential (Ninderry Press, 2003) Shortlisted, 2004 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Young Adult Book
  • The Umbilical Word (Interactive Press, 2008)
  • Kindling (Hachette, 2010)
  • Master Disaster (Random House, 2014)
  • Are You Seeing Me? (Random House, 2014) Shortlisted, 2015 Children's Book Council Book of the Year for Older Readers, 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2015 Queensland Literary Awards for Young Adult Book, 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Young Adults' Fiction, 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature for Young Adult Fiction, 2016 WA Premier's Book Awards for Young Adults
  • Exchange of the Heart (Random House, 2017)

GROUNDWATER, Ben

Ben Groundwater is an Australian travel writer, blogger, journalist and former men’s mag hack. He began his writing career at age eight by penning a fake soccer magazine to impress his English teacher. It was a work that, 22 years later, he’s still yet to surpass. A professional writer for 10 years, Ben began his career at Brisbane News, before he decided to see the world, taking off to write freelance travel features for newspapers like The Courier-Mail and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as various travel magazines. Now, on top of writing the hugely popular weekly travel blog The Backpacker for Fairfax Media, Ben‘s first book, Five Ways to Carry a Goat was published by UQP. Ben’s parents would really appreciate it if he’d find a real job and settle down.
bengroundwater.wordpress.com

Works

  • 5 Ways to Carry a Goat: A Blogger's World Tour (University of Queensland Press, 2010)

GWYNNE, Phillip

Phillip Gwynne's first novel Deadly Unna?, the literary hit of 1998, has now sold over 180,000 copies. It was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip won an AFI award. The sequel, Nukkin Ya, was published to great acclaim in 2000. For the 'Aussie Bites' series, He wrote The Worst Team Ever, Born to Bake, and A Chook Called Harry. Independent novels include Jetty Rats and Swerve which was shortlisted for the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky.

Works

  • Deadly, Unna? (Penguin, 1998) Winner, 1999 Victorian Premier's Literary award for Young Adult Fiction, 1999 Children's Peace Literature Award, 1999 Children's Book Council Book of the Year for Older Readers, 2000 Festival Awards for Literature (SA) National Children's Literature Award; Commended, 1999 Australian Family Therapists' Children's Literature Award for Older Readers
  • The Worst Team Ever (Puffin, 1999)
  • Nukkin Ya (Penguin, 2000) Shortlisted, 2001 Herald-Sun Prize for Young Adult Fiction, 2002 Festival Awards for Literature (SA)
  • Australian Rules, screenplay Phillip Gwynne and Paul Goldman (Tidy Town Pictures, 2002) Winner, 2002 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Adapted Screenplay; Shortlisted, 2002 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting; Nominated, 2002 Inside Film Award for Best Script, 2002 Film Critics Circle of Australia award for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Jetty Rats (Penguin, 2004) Shortlisted, 2005 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner's Prize for Young People's Literature, 2006 (Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Children's Literature Award
  • Born to Bake (Puffin, 2005) Shortlisted, 2007 Children's Peace Literature Award
  • The Build Up (Macmillan Australia, 2008) Shortlisted, 2009 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Award for Best First Novel, 2009 ABIA Award for Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
  • A Chook Called Harry (Puffin, 2009)
  • Swerve (Penguin, 2009) Shortlisted, 2010 Inky Award for Gold Inky, 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Yonug Adult Book, 2010 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Young Adult Book, 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Yougn Adults' Fiction
  • Escape From Kids' Club (Puffin, 2010)
  • The Debt (2012)
  • Ruby Learns to Swim illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie (Allen & Unwin, 2012)
  • The Queen with the Wobbly Bottom illustrated by Bruce Whatley (Little Hare Books, 2012)
  • Ten Green Geckos llustrated by Lloyd Foye (Scholastic Australia, 2013)
  • Little Piggy's Got No Moves illustrated by Tom Jellett (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
  • What's Wrong with the Wobbegoing? illustrated by Gregory Rogers (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
  • Take a Life (Allen & Unwin, 2013)
  • Yamashita's Gold (Allen & Unwin, 2013)
  • Yobbos Do Yoga (Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
  • Fetch the Treasure Hunter (Allen and Unwin, 2013)
  • Bring Back Cerberus (Allen and Unwin, 2013)
  • Turn off the Lights (Allen and Unwin, 2013)
  • Catch the Zolt! (Allen and Unwin, 2013) Shortlisted, 2018 Western Australian Young Reader's Book Award for Older Readers
  • Michael (Penguin Books, 2014)
  • Little Owl illustrated by Sandy Okalyi (Working Title Press, 2014)
  • The Sun, the Moon and the Truth screenplay by Phillip Gwynne and Patrick Burgess (The Myanmar Legal Aid Broadcasting Consortium , 2015)
  • Brothers from a Different Mother illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall (Penguin, 2017)