Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Collaboration can be hard; it takes a special kind of mutual respect, an enormous amount of flexibility and, of course, a lot of trust.

Mem Fox and Judy Horacek – the pairing that brought the world Where Is the Green Sheep?  – represent the most fruitful kind of creative team. In a special event tailored for parents, teachers and librarians, they’ll talk about how they make their collaboration work.

From industry gossip (over five years, Possum Magic was rejected by various publishers nine times) to practical advice on how to encourage reading in young children, join Fox and Horacek for a rare glimpse into their creative partnership – and the world of children’s publishing.


Portrait of Mem Fox

Mem Fox

Best known for Possum Magic, Mem Fox is one of Australia’s favourite picture-book authors.

Portrait of Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and writer. Her work has appeared in the Age, the Australian and the Canberra Times, and her pointy noised characters can be found on fridges and toilet doors all over the world.

Eight collections of her cartoons have been published. Random Life will be her ninth. Judy also creates children’s picture books – both on her own and in collaboration with Mem Fox. Together, Mem and Judy created the bestselling Where is the Green Sheep? an instant children’s classic. Last year, they released their fourth book together, Ducks Away.