Alison Lester

One of Australia’s most popular and bestselling creators of children’s books, Alison Lester has written many books, and won several prestigious awards including the 2005 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Alison was Australia’s Inaugural Children’s Laureate from 2011 to 2013, and was awarded the Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2018. Her most recent book is Sing Me the Summer with Jane Godwin.