Lisa Harvey-Smith

Lisa Harvey-Smith
Author
Home State:
Tasmania (TAS)
Theme(s):
Author | CBCA Book Week | Diverse representation in books | Engagement with Asia | Inclusion | LGBTQIA+ | Science Week
Presentation Format(s):
Presentations | Talks | Workshops
Audience Type(s): Adults | All Ages | Librarians | Parents | Primary Age | Secondary Age | Teachers | Tertiary Age
Visit Type(s): In Person | Online

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Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astronomer and Professor of Practice at UNSW. In 2018 she was appointed the Australian Government’s Ambassador for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Lisa is the author of several books for adults and children including The Secret Life of Stars, Little Book, BIG Universe, Aliens and Other Worlds, When Galaxies Collide, Under the Stars and The Universal Guide to the Night Sky.

She was a 2021 Australia Reads Ambassador and won the Singapore Book Awards Best Education Title 2021, the Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal 2022 and was a finalist in the Singapore Book Awards People’s Choice Award 2021, the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2022 and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2021.

Her books have been longlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Eve Pownall Prize 2020 and Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Book Award 2019 and 2020.

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