Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old, and sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. She later spent ten years disguised as a lawyer, while maintaining a not-so-secret Other Life as a comics artist and children's book author.
In 2008 Nicki’s innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selected as a White Raven at the Bologna Book Fair. She then went on to tackle Hamlet in a lavish 425-page ‘staging on the page’. Hamlet was joint winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award.
Inspired by her own young children, Nicki now dedicates most of her ink to books for younger readers. Her recent picture books include Meerkat Choir, Teddy Took the Train, My Dog Dash and the popular The Naughtiest Reindeer series. In 2017 Nicki plunged back into junior/middle grade fiction with The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Zelda will return in a sequel in 2019.
Nicki is a frequent presenter at schools, festivals and conferences, where her speaking style is described as passionate, engaging and full of energy.