Member of the Year: Christopher Cheng
- Monday, August 09, 2010
The recipient of this year’s SCBWI Member of the Year is Christopher Cheng, the Co-Regional Advisor for Australia (with Susanne Gervay). As Co-Advisor Christopher has helped build the Australian and New Zealand chapters into an important presence in those countries children’s book industry. Additionally he introduced a number of innovative ideas, including the new Silver Kite regional peer awards, which will soon go worldwide.
An important and influential member of the Australian book and literacy community, he served as Ambassador for that country’s Literacy and Numeracy week from 2004-2008. Author of numerous books, he was honored last year by the Australian Book Council with the Lady Cutler Award for service in the field of children’s books. For serving the SCBWI membership with such enthusiasm, creativity and joy we are delighted to be able to express our gratitude to Christopher by naming him our Member of the Year.