Wednesday, 1 January 2014

about tania

Tania McCartney is an award-winning author of books for both children and adults. An experienced speaker, reviewer, magazine writer and editor (both book and magazine), she has been writing professionally (print and online) for over 25 years, and in 2009, founded Kids’ Book Review, the #1 children’s literature site on the web.

Tania has many years’ experience in book design and publishing, and has quite the picture book obsession--so much so, she wrote her own. She has another obsession--illustration--and her first self-illustrated book--Australia Illustrated--was released in November 2016 (a direct result of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge). In 2017, her 23rd book will be published, with seven in production. Her upcoming books include This is Banjo Paterson and Australian Story, revised edition.

A National Library of Australia house author, an ambassador for the National Year of Reading (2012), the Chief Minister's Reading Challenge (2016), and a Friend of The Reading Hour, Tania is passionate about juvenile literacy, and can occasionally be seen pushing favourite books onto unsuspecting shoppers in bookshops. Or travelling. Or drinking coffee. With a book.

Read more about Tania's inspiration for the 52-Week Illustration Challenge here. And for more about Tania, click her image, below.

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