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Mandy Ord is a Melbourne based illustrator and cartoonist with a long history of self-publishing as well as having a number of published books including Brickdog & Other Stories with Pluto Press, NY and Rooftops with Finlay Lloyd, Galapagos with Glom Press and Sensitive Creatures with Allen & Unwin. In 2012 Sensitive Creatures received a White Ravens award at the Bologna Book Fair. In 2020 her new book When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over published by Brow Books was on the longlist for The Stella Prize. Mandy’s illustrated children’s book Chalk Boy, published by Allen & Unwin and written by Margaret Wild was shortlisted in 2019 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

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