About Jon Appleton

Jon Appleton was born in Sydney in 1974. At Naremburn Public School in the early 1980s he discovered a world of Australian children’s authors who spoke to him intimately and at SCECGS Redlands he created a magazine called Rippa Reading to celebrate their processes, personalities and prose. Upon completing a BA at Sydney University he moved to London in 1996, where he still lives, works in publishing, and is active in researching the history of children’s books from 1970 in both the UK and Australia. He also manages the website http://www.janmark.net.