Clare Hallifax is the publisher at Walker Books Australia. Prior to joining Walker, she spent almost 12 years at Scholastic Australia, as publisher of the Omnibus Books, Scholastic’s literary imprint, and also as Managing Editor and Publishing Manager in the publishing division.
Clare completed a Bachelors degree in journalism, and began her career in media and publishing as a print and broadcast journalist at the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery. After further postgraduate studies in Literature and Art at both the Australian National University and the University of Sydney, see moved into book publishing. Since the mid-1990s, she has worked as an editor. rights manager, writer, journalist, publicist, and publisher, with a career spanning children’s and adult publishing in all its genres, literary and mass market, fiction and non-fiction.
She works with some of the esteemed names in Australian publishing, from best-selling and award winning authors and illustrators, and counts herself lucky to do so.
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