Portrait of Gabrielle Wang

Gabrielle Wang

Gabrielle Wang is an acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator, with titles including Meet Poppy, Poppy at Summerhill, Poppy and the Thief and Poppy Comes Home.

Gabrielle was born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush, settling in the town of Wahgunyah on the Murray River.

In her twenties, Gabrielle lived in China and Taiwan where she studied Chinese language and traditional painting and calligraphy. After working as a graphic designer, she discovered her love of words and became an author.

Gabrielle’s stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of magic realism. She has twice won the Aurealis Award for Best Children’s fiction, and her books have been named Notable Books in the CBC Awards and highly commended in the Prime Minister’s Awards. She is published internationally in UK, US, South America, China and Korea. Her latest books are part of the popular Our Australian Girl series about a gold rush girl set in Victoria in 1864.