Erica Wagner has worked with books for most of her life, first as a bookseller, then as an editor and publisher.
She was with Penguin Books for ten years before starting up a children’s list for Duffy & Snellgrove in 1999. That same year she was awarded the Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship and spent three months working with a variety of publishers in the USA.
Erica has been Publisher - Books for Children & Teenagers at Allen & Unwin since 2000, where she and her colleagues produce a range of original and innovative picture books, fiction and non-fiction for children and teenagers in a list that is internationally acclaimed. Nurturing talented writers and illustrators and pioneering new areas of publishing, such as graphic novels, are particular passions.