Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Mark MacLeod

Dr Mark MacLeod

Profile

Mark co-ordinated courses in Children's Literature and Australian Literature at Macquarie University and courses in Australian Literature and Film for Rollins College, Florida for many years before becoming Children's Publishing Director at Random House Australia. 

He published books for young readers and for adults under his own name imprint at Hodder Headline and was Project Manager of 'My Favourite Book' for ABCTV. 

Well known as a television and radio presenter, he also writes books for young readers. Mark has been president of the NSW branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia and national president in 2005-6.  

He has won the CBCA Lady Cutler Award and the Australian Publishers Association Pixie O'Harris Award for distinguished services to children's literature.

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Teaching

  • LIT316 Children's Fiction
  • LIT222 Contemporary Children's Texts
  • LIT221 Creative Writing
  • WRT301 Life Writing
  • LIT220 Screenwriting

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Research

  • Australian children's literature - currently the work of Andy Griffiths and Joan Phipson in particular
  • Australian picture books
  • Literary awards
  • Australian poetry

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Selected publications

  • 2011 Hopkins L, M Macleod & W Turgeon (eds), Negotiating Childhoods, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford
  • 2011 'Just Testing: Adult-Child Relationships and Comedy as Empowerment in the Work of Andy Griffiths' in Hopkins L, M Macleod & W Turgeon (eds), Negotiating Childhoods Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford; 33-42
  • 2011 'The Children's Book Council of Australia and the Judging of Literary Excellence', New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship 17; 1-16
  • 2011 'The Children's Book Council Book of the Year and the Image Problem', Access (forthcoming)
  • 2011 'Reading My First Time in India: the ACLALS Conference 1977', Southerly (forthcoming)
  • 2011 Just One More (illus. Sue DeGennaro) ABC Books, Sydney
  • 2010 Wrong Way (illus Judith Rossell) ABC Books, Sydney
  • 2010 A Treasure Chest of Rhymes (original songs with music by Peter Sullivan), Bolinda Publishing, Tullamarine VIC
  • 2009 The ABC Book of Christmas (illus Stephen Michael King et al) ABC Books, Sydney
  • 2009 God Is (illus Kirrily Schell) ABC Books, Sydney
  • 2009 Core Library Lower Primary Teacher's Guide (with Robyn Platt) Scholastic Australia, Sydney, 148pp
  • 2008 Core Library Upper Primary Teacher's Guide (with Robyn Platt) Scholastic Australia, Sydney, 148pp
  • 2008 Tomorrow (illus Kirrily Schell) ABC Books, Sydney

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