Rebecca Lim is a Melbourne writer, illustrator, editor and lawyer. She is the author of over twenty books, including Tiger Daughter and The Children of the Dragon series. Her work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, shortlisted multiple times for the Aurealis Awards and Davitt Awards and longlisted for the Gold Inky Award and the David Gemmell Legend Award. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese, Polish and Russian.
Like Eddie, Rebecca was a full-on English and English Literature geek in high school and loved Biology and Chemistry (although Maths was also not her thing, and she muddled through that, hoping for the best).
Rebecca was a migrant, just like Eddie’s parents were and, when she was growing up, never saw any characters in children’s books who looked like her, or like Eddie. Rebecca will never stop trying to ensure that Own Voice stories – just like Eddie’s – are heard and read and widely shared.
Image credit: Eugenia Lim