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Melinda Szymanik was born on 26 December, 1963 in Auckland, New Zealand, is a Writer.

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Occupation Writer
Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 26 December 1963
Birthday 26 December
Birthplace Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand

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A Winter’s Day in 1939 was a finalist for the Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction at the 2014 LIANZA Awards, and won the Librarians’ Choice Award. Fuzzy Doodle (ill. Donovan Bixley) was a 2017 selection for a White Ravens book.

Time Machine & other stories (The Cuba Press, 2019)


Melinda was a judge for the 2016 New Zealand Children’s and Young Adults Book Awards and has appeared at writers’ festivals across New Zealand, including Storylines Festivals and panel discussions, the Dunedin Writers Festival 2014, the WORD Festival in Christchurch in 2014, True Stories Told Live in Wanaka in 2015, and the Auckland Writers Festival 2014 and 2017.

Fuzzy Doodle, ill. Donovan Bixley (Scholastic, 2016)


Melinda’s surname (pronounced ‘Shi-manic’) is Polish, and her Polish family history has always been very important to her. She took part in the Celebrating Everything Polish Festival in Wellington in 2014. Her novel A Winter’s Day in 1939 is based on the story of her father’s boyhood in Poland and what happened to his family during World War Two, when they were captured by the Russians and sent to a Russian work camp in the country.

In 2014, Melinda Szymanik lived in Dunedin for six months as the University of Otago College of Education / Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence. She was the recipient of a University of Otago Wallace Residency at the Pah Homestead, Auckland, in 2015.

The Song of Kauri, ill. Dominique Ford (Scholastic, 2014) (published in Māori as Te Waiata o Kauri)


While You Are Sleeping, ill Greg Straight (Duck Creek Press, 2013)


The Half-Life of Ryan Davis (Tale-Spin Media, 2012)

Made With Love, ill. Gabriella Klepatski (Duck Creek Press, 2012)

Sally Bangle: Unexpected Detective (Tale-Spin Media, 2012) (e-book only)


The House That Went to Sea, ill. Gabriella Klepatski (Duck Creek Press, 2011)


Her books have won or been shortlisted for several awards and several have been named as Storylines Notable Books. The Were-Nana won the Children’s Choice Award in the picture book category of the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards in 2009 and was a Sakura Medal finalist in 2010.


The Were-Nana, ill. Sarah N. Anderson (Scholastic NZ, 2008)


Clever Moo, illustrated by Malcolm Evans (Scholastic, 2006)


Melinda Szymanik, born 1963, is an author from New Zealand. She writes picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults and lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Melinda Szymanik was born on 26 December 1963 in Auckland, where she grew up and still lives. As a child, some of her favourite books were Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder and The Moon in the Cloud by Rosemary Harris, among many others.