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Fiction for Young Readers

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at Melbourne Town Hall

Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

When Jeff Kinney created Diary of a Wimpy Kid, he thought he was telling stories for adults who like cartoons. Instead, the eccentric everyday comic adventures of middle-class middle child Greg Heffley have become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Like Roald Dahl and Andy Griffiths, his stories are devoured by both bookworms and kids who rarely read. His secret? He tells childhood like it is, from embarrassing mums to bullying older brothers, to little brothers who get away with everything.

Jeff will talk about the origins of Greg Heffley, the Wimpy Kid films, his lifelong love of cartooning – and his latest book, Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever.

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Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is the #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. Book 12 in the series, The Getaway, was published in November 2017.

Fiction for Young Readers

Three of the biggest names in writing for young readers are heading our way, with one each month for the next three months.


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