Mark Greenwood

Mark Greenwood is a history hunter. He enjoys searching for lost explorers and glittering treasure, delving into baffling mysteries and solving famous cold cases. His award-winning books include The Legend of Moondyne Joe and The Legend of Lasseter's Reef,  both winners of the West Australian Premier's Award. Simpson and His Donkey was a CBCA Honour Book. Jandamarra was shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Boomerang and Bat, also illustrated by Terry Denton, was a CBCA notable book.

Mark often teams with his wife, illustrator Frané Lessac, to produce books that promote an understanding of diversity and multicultural issues, such as Drummer Boy of John John, Magic Boomerang, Our Big Island and Outback Adventure. Their other books include Ned Kelly & The Green Sash, winner of the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, The Greatest Liar on Earth, The Mayflower and Midnight - the story of a light horse, a CBCA notable book.

Mark’s recent books include the History Mysteries chapter book series, The Happiness Box, a CBCA Honour Book, The Book of Stone and Moonwalkers. In 2022, Mark will celebrate the release of a new picture book, Our Country – Ancient Wonders, illustrated by Frané Lessac.

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