Christopher Cheng

Christopher Cheng is an accomplished children's author who writes fiction and non-fiction full time, conducts workshops, and visits schools. He has a Master of Arts in Children's Literature and has been a Literacy Ambassador for the Federal Government's Literacy and Numeracy Week initiative and the 2012 National Year of Reading. His picture book, One Child, illustrated by Steven Woolman, won the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Picture Books (Australia) and the Skipping Stones Honour Book (USA). Christopher also worked with Sarah Davis on the critically acclaimed

picture book Sounds Spooky, which won an Aurealis Award in the picture book category and is a CBCA Notable Book. Christopher is also an Ambassador for the National Centre of Australian Children's Literature (NCACL) and Co-Chair of the International Advisory Board for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). 

Born in China, Di Wu was an editor and illustrator in one of the biggest Chinese fine arts publishing companies before going to Australia. He won awards for the books he published in China and Australia. His work 'Rebel' (with Allan Baillie) was short-listed for CBC Picture Book of the Year.