Recently, Sydney based Indian-Australian children's book author and illustrator Ronojoy Ghosh collaborated with Australia's beloved and most highly regarded picture-book author Mem Fox to publish 'I'm Australian Too.'
Ronojoy Ghosh has been in the advertising industry for the past eighteen years.
He says after “stints in India, Indonesia, Singapore and New Zealand, I decided to settle down in Australia.”
Ronojoy’s work has been recognised with many Advertising awards including a Gold at Cannes.
Over the years he has worked on some of Australia's biggest brands including Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Optus and Qantas to name a few.
In 2010, he wrote a short play for the New Zealand Transport Authority.
Ronojoy has also exhibited his paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington.
Beyond advertising his passion lies in writing and illustrating children's picture books.
Ronojoy says that his first book ‘Ollie and the Wind’ was inspired by his personal life.
This book was shortlisted for the Book of the Year by the Children's Book Council of Australia.
His second book ‘No Place like Home’ is a story about a grumpy polar bear.
Recently, Ronojoy collaborated with Australia’s beloved and most highly regarded picture-book author Mem Fox to publish ‘I'm Australian Too.’
He says “This book is very important as it is about a celebration of Australia's multi-cultural heritage.”
“The families mentioned come from all over the globe like Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Syria, Vietnam and Somalia,” Ronojoy adds.
To know more about Ronojoy Ghosh’s writing and future plans, listen to his conversation with Amit Sarwal.