Dr Pam Macintyre teaches language and literacy and children’s and young adult literature at RMIT University. She has been a judge for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Aurealis Awards and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, and is the co-author of Knowing Readers: Unlocking the Pleasures of Reading.

Pam has been a recipient of the Dromkeen Librarian Award for Services to Children’s Literature and the Leila St John Award for Distinguished Services to Children’s Literature.

She has also co-edited two collections: Things a Map Won’t Show You,for middle grade readers, andWhere the Shoreline Used to Be, for senior high school students.