Hanifa Deen is an award-winning author and social commentator with extensive public speaking experience: Audiences around Australia, at writers’ festivals, conferences, seminars and debates have heard her speak on a range of topical and literary subjects.
An ex-English literature teacher, Hanifa can also guide secondary students to a better understanding of Australian curriculum themes of Identity, Belonging and Australian history. Her aim is to inform and entertain.
Author, Personal Development, Inspirational Speaker
Archie is one of the most in-demand and successful presenters of author talks and workshops in Australia. Archie’s versatility means he can communicate to, and cater for, a range of abilities and interests. The fact that he was a teacher and features writer probably helps.
Archie is in demand for residencies across the country. Contact Booked Out to organise a residency for your school or library, or to discuss arranging a booking for a network of schools in your area.
Author, Storyteller/Performer, Personal Development
Scot Gardner came to writing via counseling and youth work. His thirteen novels range from absurd fantasy for children to gritty realism and tragic-comedy for young adults.
Scot will tour Western Australia for Booked Out from 25-29 March 2013 and then again from 14–18 October 2013. He will available for Perth bookings, but is also open to traveling further afield if requested.
Phillip Gwynne’s first novel Deadly Unna? was the literary hit of 1998 winning Children’s Book of the Year and selling over 200,000 copies. It was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip’s screenplay won an AFI award in 2002. Since then Phillip’s novels have all received both high acclaim and popularity amongst readers including his young adult novel Swerve which was shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister’s Award and the Golden Inky.
Marc McBride has illustrated over fifty book covers and countless magazines, as well as producing artwork for advertising campaigns. He has a solid design background in both advertising and film, and won the West Australian Film and Television Award for Best Art Director. Marc has had work exhibited with the New York Society of Illustrators. He is best known for his illustrations in the Deltora Quest series, written by Emily Rodda.
Marc will take expressions of interest for residencies with schools in Western Australia in 2013.
Gabrielle Wang is an award winning author and illustrator of novels and picture books for children and young adults. She was born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. As a result, Gabrielle’s books are a blend of both Australian and Chinese culture with a touch of fantasy. She has conducted workshops in writing and illustrating around Australia and overseas.
Gabrielle Wang will tour schools in Perth between 16–27 September 2013.