James Roy is the author of 34 books. James' latest novel for children, One Thousand Hills (written with Noël Zihabamwe) won the Young People’s Literature Award and the Young People’s History Prize at the NSW Premier’s History Awards in 2016.
Previous titles include Miss Understood, Anonymity Jones and Edsel Grizzler: Rescue Mission. Captain Mack and Billy Mack’s War both received Children’s Book Council Honours, and Town received the 2008 NSW Premier’s Award.
A much sought-after presenter, James has appeared at a number of festivals, including the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth writers’ festivals as well as most of the leading children’s festivals. He has worked as a guest lecturer at Sydney and NSW Universities, and visits around 70 schools a year across the Asia-Pacific region, conducting workshops and speaking with students about the joys and trials of being a writer. James is also the Creative Program Director for the Anglican Youthworks Writers in Residence camps.
Visit James’s website: jamesroy.com.au
James teaches Creative Writing Stage 1.