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George Ivanoff


Presenter Info

George Ivanoff is a Melbourne author who’s written more than 100 books for kids and teens, including the interactive You Choose books, the Other Worlds series, the RFDS Adventures and the Gamers trilogy, as well as a ton of school readers and educational books. His latest book, The Australia Survival Guide, takes a humorous look at how dangerous Australia can be and what kids can do to survive. George’s books and stories have been shortlisted for numerous awards and he’s even won a few of them (including a YABBA). George drinks too much coffee, eats too much chocolate and watches too much Doctor Who. He’s also a little bit obsessed with playing Pokemon Go. He has one wife, two children and an uncontrollable imagination.

Presentation Info

There’s Always Research
Writing non-fiction, like The Australia Survival Guide, takes a great deal of research. But there’s usually research to be done when writing fiction as well… even when writing over-the-top adventure or science fiction or fantasy. In this session, George will share his adventures in research and show students how much fun it can be.


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