2017 Recipients

Sarah Mayor Cox

Sarah Mayor Cox

University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sarah Mayor Cox worked as a primary teacher, teacher-librarian and literacy coach before embarking on an academic career at La Trobe University, where she lecturers in Literacy Education and Literature for young people. Through her PhD at RMIT, Sarah aims to analyze the contribution that illustrators can make to picturebook theory

Sarah is the Bendigo Regional Director of the Victorian Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia and the convenor of Text Marks the Spot, the Bendigo Writers Festival schools’ day (2012-17). She is also a former president of the Central Victoria Local Council of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association. Her publications include Success with Reading and Writing: Helping at-risk students 8-13 years, Teacher Manual & Student Log (Rowe, Lamont, Daly, Edwards and Mayor Cox, Dellasta, 2000) and Pictures Telling Stories: The Art of Robert Ingpen (Ingpen and Mayor Cox, Lothian, 2004).

Sarah is a regular guest book reviewer on ABC Central Victoria Radio and the co-host of #OzYAY! with Rhianna Patrick on ABC Radio.