Hazel Edwards, OAM, is one of Australia’s most well-known and loved authors and has published more than 200 books.

As well as writing successful and popular books, Hazel is dedicated to teaching and mentoring up-and-coming authors. Her much-loved books include the classic There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, which has just celebrated its 40th anniversary and has its own series, easy-reading titles Hijabi Girl and Antarctic Close-up, picture book Stickybeak and young adult fiction f2m:the boy within and Outback Ferals.

This prolific author also writes for adults, writes plays and classroom material and so, so much more. Speaking with Hazel is a delight and I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.