Erica Wagner on her life in books & publishing

We were delighted to share news of Erica Wagner’s award of the Dromkeen Medal for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children’s and young adult literature. Her acceptance speech about her love of books and fascinating career in publishing was too good not to share with a broader audience, so you can enjoy it below:

Thank you so much to my colleagues, Anna McFarlane and Eva Mills, who nominated me, to the fantastic team at Allen & Unwin – whose cleverness and sense of fun I appreciate so much every day – and to every author, illustrator and colleague I’ve ever worked with – this is your medal too!… Read the rest

A day in the life of a publishing dinosaur…

It’s not often we get the pleasure of meeting a dinosaur, especially one who loves books, enjoys visiting bookstores, and spreading a love of reading (and poetry).

If you’re a T-rex dinosaur
who wants to do much more than roar,
chat to the people who make books –
although you’ll get some funny looks.Read the rest

Introducing Isla Fisher’s Marge in Charge!

Wonderful Australian Actress and comedian Isla Fisher has turned her hand to writing and penned a hilarious take of a very sensible looking babysitter who isn’t what she seems.

While Jemima and Jack don’t like the idea of their new babysitter, who looks sensible, old and tiny, they soon get a surprise when their parents leave as with a mischievous wink Marge takes off her hat revealing rainbow-coloured hair!… Read the rest