Oliver PhommavanhYoung Adult Author
Oliver Phommavanh is a fresh and positive voice for multiculturalism. He’s Aussie born and bred, but comes from a Thai/Laotian background.
His first book Thai-Riffic! was published by Penguin in 2010 with sequel Thai-No-Mite following in 2012.
His second book, Con-Nerd, was released in June 2011, and Punchlines in 2012. Stuff Happens: Ethan was published 2015, and his newest book The Other Christy came out in June 2016.
Oliver has been shortlisted for the ‘Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices’ book award. He has presented at the School Library Association Conference, Brisbane Writers’ Festival, Sydney Children’s Festival amongst many others.
Oliver is also a casual primary school teacher (or ‘chaos’ teacher!) and loves to make people laugh as a stand up comedian.
If kids are into Morris Gleitzman and Andy Griffiths, there’s an awesome chance they’ll love Oliver’s wacky humour too!