Lisa Berryman has been the children’s publisher at HarperCollins Publishers Australia for eleven years and in her long publishing career she has worked for a number of different publishing houses including Reed Books Australia where she was children’s publisher. Lisa has also worked in children’s television at the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and taught Editing and Publishing at RMIT in Melbourne.
Lisa commissions the HarperCollins children’s list, which is comprised of titles ranging from picture books to young adult. Lisa publishes a number of best-selling Australian authors and illustrators including Alexandra Adornetto, Duncan Ball, Rod Clement, Jackie French, Susanne Gervay, Alison Goodman, Nette Hilton, Jeni Mawter, Fiona McIntosh, James Moloney and Bruce Whatley, plus UK author, Anna Perera and US authors Claudia Gray and Michael Spradlin and Canadian author, Arthur Slade.
Lisa will be looking at all aspects within the CYA genre except Graphic Novels and Non-fiction works, for her one-on-one assessments at CYA Conference.