SA Authors and Illustrators

We invite suggestions for or from published children's authors, illustrators or publishers and retailers who identify as South Australian.
Please contact sa@cbca.org.au including details and relevant websites to be included on this page.

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Richards, Claire
Claire is an artist and illustrator who feels very trusted when working on illustrations for a book.

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Rubinstein, Gillian
(Hearn, Lian)

Gillian's books have been delighting and entertaining children and young adults worldwide for over 20 years.

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Smith, Craig
Craig's pathway to illustration came through reading, a love of humour and through life-drawing.

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Snell, Danny
Danny is an illustrator and self confessed bower bird.

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Starke, Ruth
Ruth has published more than 20 novels for young people.
Notables 2019

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Thiele, Colin
Colin draws on the South Australian experience in his stories.

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Tsakalidis, Kaliah
Kaliah is a new children's author.

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Tucker, Alan
Alan has concentrated on writing historical fiction based on Australian history.

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Catch Tilly
Catch is a writer and actor who loves middle grade and YA.

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Robin Tatlow-Lord
Robin is a picture book illustrator, writer and cartoonist.
(Shortlist 2021)

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Wakefield, Vikki
Vikki was born in Adelaide and writes YA.
 SHORTLIST 2018

WINNER 2020

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Webster, Allayne
Allayne grew up in the coastal fishing town, Kingston SE, South Australia.

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Weidenbach, Kristin
Kristin writes creative non-fiction based on Australian history.

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Williams, Sean
Sean gets his ideas from everywhere.

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Karen Wyld
Karen is a freelance writer and author who lives on the coast south of Adelaide.

SHORTLIST 2022

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Ziersch, Nahum
Nahum is an illustrator and sports designer.

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