Robin Klein’s first short story was published when she was only sixteen. Since then, she’s had over forty books from various genres published!
Maybe you’ve heard of People Might Hear You, Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left, Came Back to Show You I Could Fly, Boss of the Pool, Games, Penny Pollard’s Diary…oh, or maybe even Hating Alison Ashley? Robin Klein wrote them all!
Robin Klein’s writing has earned her a whole heap of awards over the years. Many of her novels have been shortlisted for Australian Children’s Book of the Year Awards. Came Back to Show You I Could Fly actually won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award for older readers back in 1990, as well as a Human Rights Award for Literature and a host of other commendations!
In 1991, Robin received the Dromkeen Medal, for her contribution towards the appreciation and development of Australian literature for young people.
Robin Klein was born in Kempsey, in New South Wales. Now, she lives in a small cottage in the hills around Melbourne, Victoria, where she writes full-time. She has four children.
If you're curious, click right here to surf on over to Puffin books the children's section of Penguin Books. There, you’ll find the complete low-down on Robin and all her books. Or, why not look her up next time you’re in your school library?