Nic Gill is a Tasmanian author and conservation dog handler, who writes on nature, humans and other animals for both adults and children.  Her writing has featured in The Monthly, Island, The Guardian, Good Weekend Magazine and in The Best Australian Science Writing.  Her first book for younger readers, Animal Eco-Warriors, was a CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Notable Book in 2018, and her latest book, Poo, Spew and Other Gross Things Animals Do, written with her friend Dr Romane Cristescu, won a Whitley Award for best Children’s Investigative Zoology book.  When Nic isn’t writing, she’s often busy with her conservation detection dogs, Zorro and Gromit, and the ecologists of the Australian National University’s Difficult Bird Research Group, working to find out more about Tasmania’s mysterious, endangered masked owls, or doing surveys under wind turbines in the Tasmanian highlands.

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