"A tremendously passionate writer." - Spectrum Sydney Morning Herald
"Susanne Gervay is rare in her ability to place common problems for children within the spectrum of normal family life." -The Weekend Age, Melbourne
Recognised for her writing on social justice, Susanne Gervay’s award winning books are endorsed by the Cancer Council, Room to Read www.roomtoread.org, anti school bullying organisations, The Children’s Hospital Sydney and many others. Her best selling JACK books ... ‘encapsulate the realism of a young boy's life, yet still deal with big issues such as bullying, cancer, death, divorce, grandparents, sibling rivalry, friendships, refugees and the Vietnam War.’ Sun Herald. ‘I Am Jack’ has been adapted into an acclaimed play, while the three JACKS are currently being adapted into a feature film by an award winning film Director.
Her young adult novels include ‘Butterflies’ recognised as Outstanding Youth Literature on Disability, award winning youth male novel ‘The Cave; ‘That’s Why I Wrote This Song’ written with her song-writer daughter whose music and lyrics drive the narrative and characters.
Susanne is a specialist in child growth & development, national and international speaker, writer, children and young adult author. She is an Ambassador for Room to Read, Ambassador for The National Year of Reading, Role Model for Books in Homes taking books to disadvantaged children, co-head of SCBWI Australia & New Zealand, Chair of the Board of the NSW Writers Centre, a recipient of the Lady Cutler Award for Services to Children’s Literature and Order of Australia.
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I Am Jack
Tricycle Press, 2009
Daisy Sunshine, MAKING TRACKS
Australian National Museum of Australia Press, 2008
That’s Why I Wrote This Song with lyrics and music by Tory Gervay