PLC Sydney is very pleased to announce that Scott Monk, an award winning journalist and Australian author, will deliver this year's address on 'Censorship – who are today’s censors?'
Born in Macksville, NSW, he lived in North Ryde, before moving to South Australia to join the The Advertiser as a cadet journalist. In 1999 he won South Australia's Young Journalist of the Year Award.
Respected for his ability to get even the most reluctant readers to pick up a book, Scott has written many children's novels, including The Crush, Boyz 'R' Us, The Never Boys and Beyond the Knock-Knock Door - his first contemporary fantasy novel for children. One of Scott's most hard-hitting and popular teenage novels is Raw. Raw is based on the parable of the prodigal son and deals with themes of anger and forgiveness, regret and redemption for a troubled young man.
Scott will share is own inspirational journey about how much he hated English until he had to write a 20 page story in Year 8 at school. He ended up writing 220 pages. The teacher was so impressed she submitted it for publishing ... but it was rejected. Scott continued to write and had his first book published when he was 21.
PLC Sydney is proud to present Scott Monk at this year’s Pamela Nutt Address.