Scot Gardner

Photo of author Scot GardnerPreferred audience: Years 5 – 10 (Ages 11-16)

Scot was born in suburban Melbourne but has lived most of his life near the small rural town of Yinnar in Gippsland, Victoria.

He got his big break in writing in 2001 after attending a writers’ conference with Australia’s grand master of realist young adult fiction, John Marsden.

His books include Burning Eddy, short-listed for both the CBCA and NSW Premier's Literary awards.

Scot’s books and talks could be broadly categorised as social realism and are suitable for upper primary to upper secondary aged audiences.

He is both funny and thought-provoking and his workshops lean heavily on personal narrative – the stories that make us who we are.


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