Schools' Programming Advisory Committee Member

Marisa Pintado

Marisa Pintado is the commissioning editor of children’s and YA fiction at Hardie Grant Egmont. She has worked with a variety of emerging, commercially successful and award-winning writers, and recently spent a year in London with Egmont UK’s children’s fiction team. In 2011 she founded the Ampersand Prize for YA and middle-grade debut novels, which has rapidly gained recognition as a leading award for unpublished writers. Before she was a children’s books editor, Marisa was the YA fiction reviewer for the Canberra Times and worked with the Public Libraries Unit at the State Library of Victoria.

25 August – 3 September