Lorna Hendry is the co-author of How to Win a Nobel Prize (with Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall). She has written 16 non-fiction children’s books on topics like numbers, the five senses, endangered animals, pets and the equator. The Gigantic Book of Genes was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book in 2017 and Highly Commended in the Educational Publishing Awards Australia. Left and Right has been shortlisted for the 2018 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. She is also the author of the travel memoir Wrong Way Round. She has been the recipient of a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship and a Writing@Rosebank Fellowship, and was writer-in-residence at the Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in Western Australia.
Lorna works as an editor and graphic designer and teaches in RMIT University’s Professional Writing and Editing program. She regularly runs writing workshops for Writers Victoria and public libraries and is a mentor for aspiring editors with the Institute of Professional Editors.
Lorna has qualifications in editing, writing and business management but her first degree straight out of secondary school was a Bachelor of Science, which just goes to show that everything we learn comes in handy eventually.