Robyn Sheahan-Bright

Robyn was the first Executive Director of the Queensland Writers Centre (1991–1997) and operates ‘justified text’ writing and publishing consultancy services. She is widely published in magazines, journals and online publishing sites and has edited many anthologies.

Robyn has written about children’s literature and the children’s book market and in 2003 she was a member of the Australia Council Literature Board. In 2006 she co-edited Paper Empires: A History of the Book in Australia (1946–2004) and she also published Kookaburra Shells: Port Curtis Literature.

In August 2011, Robyn was awarded the prestigious Dame Annabelle Rankin Award and in 2012 she was honoured with the 2012 Nan Chauncy Award, both for her outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. In 2014 she won the Johnno Award for her unique contribution to writing in Queensland.

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