Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage and the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2022 and 2023. Her maternal great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush and her father from Shanghai. Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.
She has written more than twenty books for young readers, with sales of over 170,000 copies. Her most recent book, Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon was released in June 2022. Many of her books have been shortlisted for awards, from the Prime Minister’s Award to children’s choice awards such as the Yabba and Koala Awards. One of Gabrielle’s most popular books A Ghost in My Suitcase won the 2009 Aurealis Award and was made into a stage play by Barking Gecko Theatre in 2018.
Children's Book Festival
Bernard Caleo, Andy Griffiths, Anna Walker, Hazel Edwards, Gabrielle Wang, Boori Monty Pryor, Leigh Hobbs, Sally Rippin, Anna Pignataro, Graeme Base
Children's Book Festival 2015
Oliver Phommavanh, Tristan Bancks, Andy Griffiths, Hazel Edwards, Gabrielle Wang, Shaun Tan, Terry Denton, Bernard Caleo, Josh Earl, Marc Martin, Nicki Greenberg, Ron Murray, Uptown Brown, Ursula Dubosarsky, Allison Colpoys, Alex Papps, Andrew Joyner, Davina Bell, Ben Target, Becky Hoops, Mitch Vane, Peter Combe, The Hoodangers