Author & Illustrator
Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His books which include Wendy, Herman and Rosie (2013 CBCA ‘Honour book), Somewhere Else (2017 Speech Pathology book of the year), The Last Peach and Finding François have sold in over 20 countries worldwide and have received wide international recognition.
He has been shortlisted for the German Youth Literature Award, the Sakura Medal in Japan, the Kirico book awards in Spain, the Les Incorruptibles prize in France, the Premio Anderson Children’s Book award in Italy and has twice been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. He lives with his wife and three kids in Sydney, Australia.
With all the grades I read my latest book while chatting to them along the way about storytelling, visual literacy and the picture book process. When I speak to the younger kids the sessions concentrate more on reading the book and asking questions about the story and characters. I give everyone a bit of background about me and why I do what I do – ie. write and draw stories. I also like to draw a few illustrations in front of the group and depending on the group’s size we can all do this exercise together.
More info on Gus and his work can be found on his website:
All of Gus’ books are available for personalised signings.