Rosalind Price is a producer, visual artist, and publishing consultant specialising in works for young people. She’s also a director of the Pixel Seed philanthropic fund. She co-produced Still Awake Still!, which premiered at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2011 and toured the USA and Australia in 2014, and is currently working on That’s not a Daffodil and other projects.
In her 30-year career as a Children’s Publisher, principally with Allen & Unwin, her list was acclaimed for its quality, innovation and commercial success. She is known for building a dedicated team and cultivating a dynamic, collaborative ethos.
She published many classics, including Alison
Lester’s much loved picture books Imagine andMagic Beach, series such as Tashi by Anna Fienberg & Kim Gamble, and Fox by Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks, many adapted for theatre.
She received the 2005 Pixie O'Harris Award for 'distinguished and dedicated service to the development and reputation of Australian children's books'.
Elizabeth is best known as a versatile writer and artist of picture books, poetry, novels, songs, plays and film scripts for young people. Her books have won many literary awards, been published in several languages, and adapted for the stage. Her picture book That’s not a Daffodil! was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book Award winner in 2012. Her play Mr Bleak and the Etryop, written for Melbourne Comedy Festival 2007, toured with Regional Arts Victoria, 2008.
Elizabeth worked closely on Jump Leads Productions’ first show, Still Awake Still!, which was based on songs from one of her picture books. She contributed to the creative development, supported the 2014 USA tour and IPAY presentation, and delivered workshops and talks for community engagement at many venues on the Australian national tour. Her song All the Wild Wonders, written with Sue Johnson, was nominated for an APRA music award.
Nan McNab is an author, editor and literary consultant. She has supported writers such as Bryce Courtenay, Isobelle Carmody, Nadia Wheatley and Garry Disher to develop their work and prepare it for publication. As a freelance editor she works for most Australian publishers, as well as directly for authors.
With playwright Hannie Rayson and bookshop owner Nicole Maher, Nan is one of three directors of Lighthouse Literary Fest, a biennial three-day festival held at Aireys Inlet on Victoria’s south-west coast, featuring writers and performers such as John Clarke, Robert Drewe, Martin Flanagan, Andrew Knight, Marta Dusseldorp, Amanda Smith and Caroline Baum. For many years Nan was a director of the poetry and ideas bookshop Collected Works, and is herself a writer of fiction and non-fiction.