Bill Nagelkerke

Bill Nagelkerke is a children’s author and translator, and former children’s librarian, living in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

He was convenor of the 2009 judging panel for the New Zealand Post Book Awards for children and young adults; and in 2006 and 2008, he was a member of the international jury for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards.

Bill’s short stories, poems, plays and articles have been published over four decades in the School Journal and its Australian equivalent, the NSW School Magazine, as well as appearing in nearly thirty local and overseas anthologies.

Since 1997, Bill has written more than two-dozen books for both trade and educational publishers, including two titles in the Ready to Read series.

The Ghosts on the Hill (The Cuba Press) was a 2020 Storylines Notable Book and joint winner of the 2021 Storylines What Now Kids’ Pick Award. In 2013, Bill was awarded the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award for his distinguished contribution to New Zealand children’s literature and literacy.

Bill Nagelkerke