Emily Rodda

Emily Rodda

"I have always loved reading and writing stories... at home I often wrote plays for my brothers to act out."

Emily Rodda is one of Australia's most successful, popular and versatile writers, who has won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for a record five times.

A former editor of The Women's Weekly, this Australian author is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under her own name of Jennifer Rowe. Her children's books, for a range of ages and genres, exhibit a mastery of plot and character.

Amongst her many books, she has written Finders Keepers (which has been serialised for television); Rowan of Rin; Rowan and the Travellers; Rowan and the Keeper of the CrystalRowan and the Zebak and Rowan of the Bukshah, all published by Omnibus Books. Rowan of Rin was the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the year for Younger Readers in 1994. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal was short-listed for the 1997 Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers.

Meet Emily Rodda

Emily Rodda, real name Jennifer Rowe, was born in Sydney in 1948. She went to Abbotsleigh School for Girls, then the University of Sydney for a Masters of Arts in English Literature.

For many years, Emily worked in publishing. She started as an assistant editor and worked her way up, eventually becoming a publisher herself. It was at this time that she began to write, and did so under her grandmother’s name as a pseudonym.

She started winning awards from her very first book, and continued to do so, winning the Australia Children’s Book Council Book of the Year for Young Readers Award six times in total. Despite her success, Emily continued working, eventually moving into the editor role at Australian Women’s Weekly. It wasn’t until 1994 that she finally left her ‘day job’ to write full time.

Today, Emily and her husband live in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney with their dog Sadie.

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Emily Rodda's Top Series

The Rowan Of Rin Series

Rowan of Rin : Rowan of Rin : Book 1 - Emily Rodda

RRP $16.99


Rowan and the Travellers : Rowan of Rin : Book 2 - Emily Rodda

Deltora Quest Bind Up Series

Deltora Quest 3 : Deltora Quest Series - Emily Rodda

RRP $29.99



The Squeak Street Series

Pink-Paw's Painting : Squeak Street Series - Emily Rodda

Emily Rodda For Early Readers

Bob the Builder and the Elves - Emily Rodda

The Raven Hill Mysteries

Three Doors Trilogy

The Golden Door : The Three Doors Series : Book 1 - Emily Rodda

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