Libby Gleeson

Libby Gleeson AM is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children and teenagers. She grew up in country towns in Australia and trained as a teacher, living in Europe and England before returning to Australia to write full-time. Her books have been acclaimed both internationally and in Australia. Her awards include thirteen short-listings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, which she has won three times. The Great Bear(with Armin Greder) won the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2000, the first time an Australian title has won this prestigious award, and Red won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction in 2013. Libby has received the Lady Cutler Award for Services to Children’s Literature (1997), the NSW Premier’s Special Award (2011) and the Dromkeen Medal (2011). In 2007 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia.