Gleeson, Libby

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GLEESON, Libby. Australian, b. 1950. Genres: Children's fiction, Picture/board books, Reference. Career: Instructor in secondary school and university, 1974-86; visiting lecturer at universities, 1985-; full-time writer, 1989-. Has also been a consultant for teaching English as a second language, 1986-90. Authors' representative on Public Lending Right Committee of Australia; Australian Society of Authors, chair, 1999-2001. Publications: Eleanor, Elizabeth, 1984; I Am Susannah, 1987; One Sunday, 1988; The Great Big Scary Dog, 1991; Dodger, 1991; Uncle David, 1992; Hurry Up!, 1992; Where's Mum?, 1993; Mum Goes to Work, 1993; Love Me, Love Me Not, 1993; Sleeptime, 1993; Walking to School, 1994; Skating on Sand, 1994; The Princess and the Perfect Dish, 1995; Hannah Plus One, 1996; The Queen of the Universe, 1997; REFUGE, 1998; The Great Bear, 1999; Hannah and the Tomorrow Room, 1999; Writing Hannah: On Writing for Children, 1999; Dear Writer, 2000; Shutting the Chooks In, 2000; An Ordinary Day, 2001; The Rum Rebellion: The Diary of David Bellamy, 2001. Author of short stories. Address: 11 Oxford St, Petersham, NSW 2049, Australia. Online address: