CKT Presenters

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Adam Wallace

Adam Wallace

Adam Wallace is a children’s author based in Melbourne who loves Slovenia. He has also had books on the New York Times Bestseller list (Number

Andy Griffiths - Writing Funny for Kids

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since their first title, Just

Clare Hallifax

Clare Hallifax

Clare Hallifax has worked in publishing since 1990. Beginning her career as a political journalist, Clare went back to her first love, literature. Over the

Dani Vee

Dani Vee

Dani Vee writes laugh out loud books with heart to instill a love of reading in children. An experienced English Head Teacher, she understands how

Georgie Donaghey

Georgie Donaghey

At eight years old, Georgie was bitten by a redback spider. That same year, she won her first writing competition. As a grown-up, (do children’s

Jackie French

Jackie French

Jackie French AM is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time); 2014–15 Australian Children’s Laureate; and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.

Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey is one of Australia’s most popular authors for children, having sold well over a million copies of her Alice-Miranda series’ in Australia alone.

Jan Latta

Jan Latta

Jan Latta is an Author, Wildlife Photographer and Publisher of the True to Life Books that educate children about endangered animals. Jan’s titles also appear

Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth

Dr Kate Forsyth is an award-winning author and storyteller, whose books have sold more than a million copies around the world. Her historical novels for

Louise Park

Louise Park

Louise Park draws from a strong background in Education, literacy and publishing to produce her blockbuster bestsellers that include Zac Power Test Drives and Spy Recruit, and Boy vs

Mandy Foot

Mandy Foot

Mandy is an award winning, best-selling, children’s book Author and Illustrator with more than 300,000 books sold throughout Australia and New Zealand. She is an

Maryann Ballantyne

Maryann Ballantyne

Maryann Ballantyne is one of Australia’s most respected and successful publishers. Over 25 years she has worked with and guided many of Australia’s finest writers

Megan Daley

Megan Daley

Megan Daley is passionate about children’s literature and sharing it with young and old alike. In daylight hours, Megan is a teacher librarian at St

Robyn Baker

Robyn Baker

Employed for 20 years with the Brisbane City Council in multi-disciplinary Marketing and Communication areas specialising in stakeholder and community engagement. Passionate volunteer for over

Sue Whiting

Sue Whiting

Sue Whiting is a children’s and YA author and editor who has worked in publishing for two decades. Sue was senior commissioning editor and publishing

Susanne Gervay

Susanne Gervay

Awarded the Lifetime Social Justice Literature Award, Order of Australia, nominated for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, you’ll find Susanne planting 3000 mangroves in Kiribati; in

Tania McCartney

Tania McCartney

Tania McCartney is a book creator. She has made well over 60 books for children and adults, and has illustrated, edited and designed many of

Tracey Hawkins

Tracey Hawkins

Tracey Hawkins is an award-winning author of children’s books and adult non-fiction works. She has lived in the Australian Capital Territory since 1983, where she

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, the Tom Weekly series,

Wendy Orr

Wendy Orr

With a string of awards and accolades, including the Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Literature, Wendy Orr has written over 40 books for children, teenagers

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