Margrete Lamond—publisher, writer, speaker. An engaging and refreshingly irreverent speaker, Margrete Lamond’s special interests include quality in literature, emotion in literature, and children’s literature and illustration.
Margrete Lamond constructed her first book when she was four, before she could read or write. She has been writing or publishing ever since, most particularly since 2002 when she became publisher at Scholastic Press. There she built an award-winning list, working with Australia’s leading authors and illustrators, and was the first to recognise and sign up talents such as Freya Blackwood and Nick Bland. Publisher at Little Hare Books and Hardie Grant Egmont since 2006, Margrete’s focus is quality picture-books, for which her internationally acclaimed authors and illustrators continue to win awards.
Margrete is great for staff in-servicing on Visual Literacy and Story Construction.