Wendy Harmer began her career as a journalist and has had a hugely successful career in comedy – on stage, television and radio.
She has written many scripts for television and theatre, including the hit TV animation series Pearlie which she co produced. She has written numerous books for adults and children. Her Pearlie in the Park books – a series for young readers – are bestsellers in Australia and have been published in ten countries around the world. In 2009 she published her first novel for teens, I Lost my Mobile at the Mall
Wendy lives in Sydney with her husband, Brendan, and their two children, Marley and Maeve.
Wendy will be hosting the Festival’s Opening Party on Friday the 25th.