Sue Lawson is an award-winning author who writes books that challenge and delight. Sue worked in radio, with both ABC and commercial stations, and as a primary teacher. She has a Masters of Art, Writing and Literature and is passionate about developing a love for reading in young people.
Sue currently writes full-time and runs workshops and facilitates literary interviews and festivals.
Her books include award-winning young adult novels Freedom Ride and Pan's Whisper and picture book, The Biscuit Maker, illustrated by Liz Anelli. Sue also co-writes with Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Fay Muir. Their books include Nganga and highly acclaimed picture books Respect, Family and Sharing, all part of the Magabala Books Our Place series.
Aunty Fay Stewart Muir is a senior Boon Wurrung and Wamba Wamba Elder, First Nations' community leader and Koori Court Elder. She is a Boon Wurrung and Wemba Wemba Language Specialist and works as a prison educator in First Nation languages and a creative language revival consultant and collaborator.
Aunty Fay is also a mentor, author and educator. Aunty Fay provides cultural guidance to students and teachers at all levels of the Victorian Education system, providing cultural and curriculum advice. In 2020 she was inducted to both the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll.
Aunty Fay cares about sharing her culture and stories and loves to take readers on a journey of learning. Her books include Respect, Family and Sharing, co-written with Sue Lawson and part of the Magabala 'Our Place' series.