Mike Shuttleworth is a youth literature activist, organising events and writing about youth literature since 2002.
Mike was the program manager at the Centre for Youth Literature for eight years. He also curated the exhibition Look! The art of Australian picture books today, an exhibition for children that included 47 Australian illustrators. He has been a judge on the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in 2010 and 2011. Reviews and profiles have appeared in the Age, the Sunday Age, Australian Book Review, Viewpoint and Magpies.
Mike has also appeared on Radio National’s The Book Show and local ABC. He is a member of the Melbourne Writers Festival Schools Programming Committee and in 2011 he travelled to France to attend the Angouleme International Comics Festival to examine programming and presentation of comics and graphic novels.
Young adult fiction author Meg Rosoff talks to Mike Shuttleworth about brevity, simple language and a godly teen.