Mark Wilson is a multiple award-winning author/illustrator with 23 books in print worldwide in 14 languages.
Mark grew up with a love of comics, drawing, rock music, Australian history and endangered species – exploring most of these themes through his writing, illustrating, paintings and workshops.
Mark has a particular passion for Australian history and the environment, particularly endangered animals, exploring these themes through his picture books and workshops. Mark has won 5 Royal Zoological Society (Whitley) Awards for children’s literature, 11 CBCA Children’s Book Awards, 3 Wilderness Society Picturebook Awards and was shortlisted in the 3rd C.J. Picture Book Awards International. He was also presented with the 2011 Dromkeen Medal for Services to Children’s Literature.
Mark hopes his books and workshops encourage students to study their own family and local history, as well as native species and conservation.