Authors & Illustrators

Australian Authors and Illustrators

  • Cassandra Allen

    Cassandra Allen was born and raised in Australia, and now lives in France, drawing almost every day and soaking up the wonders of life in Europe.

  • Jeannie Baker

    Jeannie Baker is the author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea and the critically acclaimed dual language picture book Mirror.

  • Karen Blair

    Karen Blair grew up in Perth, Western Australia.

  • Gerry Bobsien

    Gerry Bobsien lives in Newcastle Australia with her family.

  • Anna Branford

    Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia.

  • Janeen Brian

    At age sixteen Janeen Brian trained as a primary teacher and at eighteen stood in front of her first class of year five students.

  • Ron Brooks

    Ron Brooks writes, designs and illustrates picture books for kids.

  • Errol Broome

    Errol Broome grew up in Perth and after an Arts degree at the University of WA, she began her career as a newspaper journalist.

  • Charlotte Calder

    Charlotte Calder was born in Adelaide and has worked as an actor, photographer and occasional newspaper columnist.

  • Rebecca Cool

    Born in Western Australia, artist and illustrator Rebecca Cool lives on a rural property on the Margaret River, WA with her partner.

  • Meredith Costain

    Meredith Costain grew up on a dairy farm on the Koo Wee Rup swamp in West Gippsland, Victoria.

  • David Cox

    David Cox was born in 1933 in a town called Goondiwindi.

  • Sarah Davis

    Sarah Davis is a multiple award-winning illustrator, and associate art director for Walker Books Australia.

  • Elsbeth Edgar

    After completing her university course (majoring in French Literature) and teaching for one year, Elsbeth Edgar travelled overland from Katmandu to London.

  • Carol Faulkner

    Carol Faulkner is a full-time children’s author living in Adelaide’s western suburbs.

  • Pamela Freeman

    Pamela Freeman is an award-winning author who has also worked as a freelance business and technical writer.

  • Sandy Fussell

    Sandy Fussell lives on the NSW South Coast with her husband and two sons.

  • Kim Gamble

    Kim Gamble was best known for his collaborations with Anna Feinberg, including the bestselling Tashi series, The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels, Come the Terrible Tiger and Pog.

  • Libby Gleeson

    Libby Gleeson grew up in a number of country towns in Australia.

  • Bob Graham

    Bob Graham is a Kate Greenaway-winning author-illustrator who has written and illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books including How to Heal a Broken Wing, How the Sun Got to Coco's House, Max, Jethro Byrde: Fairy Child and April Underhill: Too

  • Nigel Gray

    Nigel Gray has published over seventy books – most for children –and they have been translated into twenty-four languages.

  • Armin Greder

    Armin Greder was born in Switzerland and migrated to Australia in1970.

  • Mark Greenwood

    Mark Greenwood is a history hunter.

  • Wayne Harris

    Wayne Harris is an award-winning illustrator and designer.

  • Scott Hatcher

    Scott Hatcher has been teaching high school students for several years, working mainly as an English teacher.

  • Geoff Havel

    Geoff Havel was born in the mountains of New Guinea but now lives in Perth with his wife, Sindy.

  • Meredith Hooper

    Australian-born writer and historian Meredith Hooper took her educational background in history and science and turned it into a writing career.

  • Catriona Hoy

    Catriona Hoy is a Melbourne based writer, teacher, storyteller and mother.

  • Robert Ingpen

    Robert Ingpen was born in 1936 in Geelong, Australia and still lives and works nearby in Barwon Heads.

  • Mark Jackson

    Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne.

  • Annabelle Josse

    Annabelle Josse was born in Normandy, France, but moved to Australia in 1997.

  • Lisa Kennedy

    Lisa Kennedy is a descendant of the Trawlwoolway People on the north-east coast of Tasmania.

  • Sonia Kretschmar

    The child of German immigrants, Sonia first developed an appreciation of illustration through the story books sent to her by her Grandmother.

  • Ezekiel Kwaymullina

    Ezekiel Kwaymullina is a Palyku person whose family comes from the northwest of Western Australia.

  • Frané Lessac

    Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown, having nearly fifty children’s books published throughout the world.

  • Eric Maddern

    Eric Maddern was born in 1950 in Whyalla, South Australia, where his father was working in the iron mines.

  • Lorraine Marwood

    Lorraine Marwood was born and raised in rural Victoria and has lived for most of her married life on a dairy farm with her husband and their six children.

  • Penny Matthews

    Penny Matthews has written more than thirty books for children and young adults.

  • Tina Matthews

    Tina Matthews was born and raised in New Zealand and now lives in Sydney where she works as a writer and illustrator, and as a visiting author in schools and libraries.

  • Meg McKinlay

    Meg McKinlay

    Meg McKinlay is the author of eighteen books ranging from picture books and young adult fiction through to poetry for adults.

  • Glenda Millard

    Glenda Millard was born in the Goldfields region of Central Victoria and has lived in the area all her life.

  • Inga Moore

    Inga Moore has illustrated numerous classics to much critical acclaim, including Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost.

  • Lara Morgan

    Lara Morgan is a first-generation Australian of Croatian and Bermudian descent.

  • Sally Morgan

    Sally Morgan is both a writer and a visual artist.

  • Aunty Joy Murphy

    Joy Murphy Wandin AO is the Senior Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri People of Melbourne and surrounds.

  • Sally Murphy

    Sally Murphy grew up loving books, babies and beaches, and nothing much has changed.

  • Robyn Opie

    Robyn Opie is the author of more than 80 published children’s books.

  • Lorraine Orman

    Lorraine has worn many hats, most of them relating to children's books: reader, librarian, parent, book reviewer, book promoter, and lastly, author.

  • Jan Ormerod

    Jan Ormerod grew up in the small towns of Western Australia, with three older sisters, and as a child she drew constantly and compulsively.

  • Peter Pavey

    Peter Pavey created some of the most unique and innovative Australian picture books.

  • Margaret Perversi

    Margaret Perversi trained as a teacher and has worked a variety of jobs, such as, actor, teacher, cook, waitress, dress designer, singer and puppeteer.

  • Heather Potter

    Heather Potter is an illustrator based in Melbourne.

  • Donna Rawlins

    Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher who has specialised in making books for children for most of her working life.

  • James Roy

    James Roy was born in Trundle, western NSW.

  • Aimee Said

    Aimee Said lives in Melbourne.

  • Claire Saxby

    Claire Saxby lives in Melbourne, Australia and loves her city.

  • Moya Simons

    Moya Simons was born in Moree, NSW, but has spent most of her life in Bondi.

  • Jan Stradling

    Jan Stradling spent several years as a primary school teacher before moving into the world of TV.

  • Ian Trevaskis

    Ian Trevaskis was born in Geelong, Victoria.

  • Trudie Trewin

    Trudie Trewin grew up on a farm in South Australia.

  • Julie Vivas

    Julie Vivas is one of Australia's most loved and popular picture book illustrators.

  • Malcolm Walker

    Malcolm Walker was born and raised in South London.

  • Sue Walker

    Sue Walker lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.

  • Nadia Wheatley

    Nadia Wheatley began writing full-time in 1976, after completing postgraduate work in Australian history.

  • Sue Whiting

    Sue Whiting is a children’s and young adult author and editor who lives and works in a small coastal village south of Sydney.

  • Margaret Wild

    Margaret Wild has written books across many genres and has been published around the world.

  • Carole Wilkinson

    Carole Wilkinson is the internationally award-winning and bestselling author of the Dragonkeeper series.

  • Barbara Ker Wilson

    Barbara Ker Wilson is a well-known reviewer, writer and publisher, with a long-standing interest in folklore.

  • Madeleine Winch

    Madeleine Winch is a painter and printmaker.

  • Drahos Zak

    Drahos Zak arrived in Australia from the Czech Republic in 1980 after completing a PhD in Illustration and Graphic Design at Charles University, Prague.

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