Leonie Agnew

Leonie Agnew is an award-winning children’s author, a former advertising copywriter, and currently moonlighting as a primary school teacher. Witnesses claim her defining characteristic is a tendency to make things up. This is called lying, unless you write it down. Then it is pleasantly referred to as being an author.

In 2022, Leonie won the junior fiction prize at the New Zealand Book Awards for the second time. She also won the Storylines 2022 Tessa Duder Award for her manuscript The Impossible Story of Hannah Kemp. Leonie has previously won the British David Fickling Master of the Inkpot prize, multiple Esther Glen awards, a national children’s choice award and more. All this must be true because somebody else wrote it on her Wikipedia page, not Leonie.