Attention all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans! Bestselling author Jeff Kinney returns to Sydney to share the latest adventures of the ever-mischievous Greg Heffley in The Getaway. When Greg’s family escape to a tropical island for winter holidays they quickly learn that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be as they encounter sunburn, upset tummies and even venomous critters! Jeff chats all things Wimpy Kid in this fun-packed all-ages family event hosted by kids’ writer Oliver Phommavanh. Rec. 7+
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Jeff Kinney (International)
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the hugely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He's also a six-time Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winner for Favourite Book, and was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which featured as one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own the bookstore, An Unlikely Story.
Oliver Phommavanh (Australian)
Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it's writing humour for kids or on stage as a stand-up comedian. He also shares his passion for writing with kids, using his experience as a primary school teacher. Oliver is a fresh, positive voice for cultural diversity in children's literature and has appeared in many writers, arts and comedy festivals across Australia and Asia. His books include Thai-riffic!, Super Con-nerd, Punchlines and The Other Christy. His latest book will be Natural Born Leader, out in August.