Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England and returned to Adelaide, Australia, in 1970. She is Australia's most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, "Possum Magic," is the best-selling children's book ever in Australia, with sales of more than 4 million. In the United States, "Time for Bed" and "Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge" have each sold over a million copies. Fox has written more than 35 picture books for children and five nonfiction books for adults, including the best-selling "Reading Magic." Her latest book is "Let's Count Goats" (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing). Fox lives in Australia.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Mem Fox