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)

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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)

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Oliver Phommavanh is a Thai-Australian writer for children. He is the author of Thai-riffic!, Con-nerdPunchlines, Thai-no-miteEthan, The Other ChristySuper Con-nerd and, most recently, Natural Born Loser.