Jackie French



Jackie is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014-2015. She is regarded as one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors, and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. In her capacity as Australian Children’s Laureate, ‘Share a Story’ will be the primary philosophy behind Jackie’s two-year term.

  • Primary profession
  • Editor·miscellaneous·production manager
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Nationality
  • Australian
  • Gender
  • Female
  • Birth date
  • 29 November 1953
  • Place of birth
  • Sydney
  • Education
  • Brisbane State High School
  • Knows language
  • English language



Who was Hitler" demanded little Tracy"He was this bloke in World War Two" explained Ben.