Sue Lawson

Author, teacher & interviewer

Award-winning Australian author Sue Lawson writes books for children and young adults. Her books include picture book, The Biscuit Maker, illustrated by Liz Anelli and young adult novels Freedom Ride, shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and the NSW and WA Premiers’ Literary Awards, and Pan’s Whisper, which won the Australian Family Therapist Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award.

Sue also collaborates with Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Fay Muir. Their books include acclaimed picture books, Respect and Family, the first two books in the Magabala Books’ Our Place series and NGANGA – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases.

To learn more about Sue, her young adult fiction, junior fiction, non-fiction and picture books, or about her workshops and interviewing roles, take a look around the website.

Please feel free to contact Sue to ask about her work, online writing session or interviewing or faciliating role.

Sue's latest work

The Frog Book by Sue Lawson & Guy Holt

The Frog Book – Nature’s Alarm. Published by Wild Dog Books, 2023.

Peregrines in the City, written with Andrew Kelly and illustrated by Dean A Jones. Published by Wild Dog Books, August 2022.

Also from Sue Lawson

Sharing Aunty Fay Muir Sue Lawson
Author Sue Lawson

Author Sue Lawson

Sue Lawson is an award-winning author who writes books that challenge and delight. Sue spent many years working in radio, with both ABC and commercial stations, and as a teacher.

She currently works full-time writing, running workshops and facilitating literary interviews and festivals. Sue’s biography and large-format photo are available for download.

Acknowledgment of Country

Sue Lawson is proud to live, work and play on Wadawurrung Country. She believes it is a privilege to live and work on the beautiful coastal region that always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

Sue acknowledges the Wadawurrung people and all of Australia’s first people as traditional owners of this land.

She pays her respects to Elders, past, present and future, and thanks them for their ongoing care for Country, their rich storytelling tradition, and for the role their stories play in our lives.