Jack Heath

Renowned children’s and young adult fiction writer, Jack Heath, is this year’s Community Guest Speaker.


Jack Heath is an Australian children’s and young adult writer. His works include: The Lab, Money Run, Remote Control, Hit List, Third Transmission, Replica, The Cut Out and The Fail Safe. As well as popular young adult fiction, Jack has also released a series of short stories for reluctant readers, 300 Minutes of Danger and 400 Minutes of Danger.

He is inspired by all things about books – reading, writing, analysing, exploring – and is an accomplished tutor and creative writing educator. He also runs a highly successful Youtube channel which features a series of “Writing Challenges” set to inspire and challenge novice authors.

Jack’s works have been nominated for a number of awards including: Kids Own Australian Literature Award (KOALA), Young Australians Best Book Award (YABBA) and the Aurealis Awards.