Davina Bell (Affirm Press)

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Davina Bell is a writer for young people of many ages, and a children’s book editor. Her award-winning and Notable picture books include Under the Love Umbrella, The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, Oh Albert! and Hattie Helps Out. Having been a Senior Editor at Penguin Books, she now works on the children’s list at Affirm Press in Melbourne. A lover of words and ideas in many forms, Davina regularly travels the country, speaking to children and adults about books and writing. The magic of children’s literature continues to enchant her. 

Davina is also an author, her short stories and essays have been published in various journals and anthologies, including Best Australian Stories. You can visit her website at:  www.davinabell.com

Davina is this year's final judge for the Published Competition.

Davina will be looking at: 

Picture books, illustration portfolios, chapter books, middle grade and Young Adult in her 2018 one on one assessments.


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