In Episode 350 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Penguin Random House publisher Laura Harris. Do bookshops make your bowels move? Discover how to enter the Spark prize for narrative non-fiction. And congrats to Dinuka McKenzie for winning The Banjo Prize! Plus, we have 3 copies of Nala's World by Dean Nicholson to give away.
Publisher in Residence
Laura Harris – Publishing Director – Penguin Random House Young Readers
Laura oversees the wonderful children’s list at Penguin Random House Australia where they publish every book a child could ever want – at all stages of childhood from very young picture books to the most sophisticated of novels for young adults– and everything in between.
Critically acclaimed and best-selling authors pepper the list including Jeff Kinney, John Flanagan, Jacqueline Harvey, Morris Gleitzman and Mem Fox.
Laura has edited and shaped many of the books on the list over her 21 years with the company including works by Mem Fox, Pamela Allen, Graeme Base, Morris Gleitzman, Felice Arena, Melina Marchetta and Sonya Hartnett, to name but a few.
Laura has been a literary judge of many awards, has lectured in Editing and Publishing and has had numerous reviews and articles published.
And while often asked, she has checked with her doctor, who assures her she doesn’t have a novel in her.
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