AustLit logo
Sue Lawson Sue Lawson i(A67436 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 ;
Gender: Female
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


Sue Lawson has worked as a teacher, nightclub DJ, and radio announcer. She grew up on a farm near Hamilton, Victoria, and was living in western Victoria in 2012. She often runs writing workshops for children and adults.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Biscuit Maker Melbourne : Walker Books Australia , 2020 19556660 2020 single work picture book children's

'Benedict Stanley lives alone with his cat in Mavin Road where families hustle, joggers puff and workers scurry to the train. There's no time for hellos or chats. So Benedict begins making biscuits to mark moments in all their lives, leaving them secretly at their doors. People start talking. Who is this mysterious biscuit maker? When Benedict falls ill, young Rory, the only person to know his secret, gathers the residents of Mavin Road and brings them to his door. A beautiful heart-warming book that celebrates community and human connection.' (Publication summary)

2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Books
y separately published work icon Family Broome : Magabala Books , 2020 19537845 2020 single work picture book children's 'Family
Heart and home
Yarning old people
Endless sky

'Family is a thoughtful contemplation for all to learn the different ways that family makes us whole. This beautifully illustrated children's picture book shows everyone that 'family' can be about heart and home; an endless sky; stories and songs. It  'learns' us how to be with each other and with Country. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and this remarkably simple story teaches us all, that family can be many things.' (Publication summary)

2021 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Respect Broome : Magabala Books , 2020 18674147 2020 single work picture book children's

'Our Way is old.
Older than the red earth.
Older than flickering stars.
Our way is respect.

'A tender, thoughtful story reminding us to respect others and respect ourselves.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
2021 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
2021 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
Last amended 26 Jul 2019 12:05:15
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: