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Podcast: The Amazing Jackie French

March 1, 2019

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Jackie French, award-winning Australian author, joins Cheryl Akle this week to discuss her vibrant career and to share her infectious love of books and reading.

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Podcast Guest: Jackie French

Jackie French AM is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time); 2014–15 Australian Children’ Laureate; and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.

Jackie was born in Sydney grew up on the outskirts of Brisbane, and is still not dead. She has lived for more than 40 years at the top of the gorge in the Araluen Valley, where her ancestors lived too. Only one school she attended burned down. This was not her fault.

Some of Jackie’s books have sold millions of copies and won over 60 awards in Australia and internationally. Others were eaten by the wombats.

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