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Date: 21 April

‘Author, ecologist, historian, dyslexic and honourary wombat (part time)’ – that’s Jackie French’s job title, according to her own website.

Jackie French Photo 2014

Jackie French writes novels and non-fiction; fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction and ecology; for adults and for kids. Over the course of her career, she’s written a dizzying 140 books. Loved by Australian kids for picture books including the Diary of a Wombat series and Queen Victoria’s Underpants, she’s a passionate advocate for dyslexics and children’s literature and has served as the Australian Children’s Laureate.

Jackie has won countless awards across various genres, including the NSW Premier’s History Award. Her latest novel, Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies, is about a secret finishing school for young women during World War I.

Join us at Montalto Vineyard for a wide-ranging conversation with Jackie French and host Wendy Orr, covering historical fiction, children’s literacy and an extraordinary life in literature.

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm,

Tickets: $70, inclusive of food, wine charged on consumption.