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Annie McCann

Writer / See Roots



Annie McCann is an Indonesian-Australian Muslim born and raised in the western suburbs of Sydney, NSW. An avid reader and emerging writer, she created a network of readers in 2009 called Read3r’z Re-Vu connecting diverse readers, writers and bloggers. Annie also emcees events including celebrity and literary panels at conventions Comic Con and Supanova as well as facilitating virtual festivals connecting authors and readers.

 

Annie has also appeared as a panelist at various diversity panels boosting awareness of the importance of diversity, inclusion and positive Muslim representation in mainstream publishing and pop culture. She has delivered talks to school children and girl guides to motivate children to read widely, write their own stories and breakdown stereotypes and misconceptions of the Muslim community.

 

Annie is currently working on her first novel for young readers as a recipient of Penguin Random House’s 2019 Write It! Fellowship. An own voices, urban fantasy for young readers that delves into West Javanese legend, Indonesian culture and family history, while pairing elements of time travel and featuring a culturally diverse group of teens from the Western suburbs of Sydney.

Book(s)


This Fresh Hell
Anthology
362 page(s), Clan Destine Press

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