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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Presenter Biography


Melinda Szymanik

Melinda is an award winning writer of picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults. She was the 2014 University of Otago, College of Education, Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence, and a judge for the 2016 NZCYA Book Awards. She is a manuscript assessor and teaches picture book writing.

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