Portrait of John Nicholson

John Nicholson

John Nicholson graduated in architecture from Melbourne University in 1973. He worked as an architect, graphic designer and illustrator before beginning to write and illustrate children’s books in 1990.

John lives in the Victorian bush with his partner Jenny and their daughter Freda in an idiosyncratic, solar-powered house they built themselves. He now writes and illustrates full-time and writes mostly non-fiction, believing that ‘information books’ can be as exciting and adventurous as fiction. Children turn to them for their intrinsic interest as well as for school assignments.