leonie henschke

Leonie Henschke


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Leonie is a Sawtell based journalist, writer and editor with a background in newspapers, magazines and book publishing.

She was managing editor of Angus & Robertson Publishers, based in Sydney and London, and worked closely with well-known Australian writers including Peter Carey, Frank Moorhouse and Michael Leunig. Leonie also managed the extensive Australiana backlist that included works by Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Miles Franklin, Thea Astley, C.J. Dennis, and Xavier Herbert.

She began her career as a feature writer, sub-editor and editor with Australian Consolidated Press, after a degree in English and politics from the University of Sydney. She was on the staff of a number of the company’s newspapers and magazines, including working with Ita Buttrose on the establishment of Cleo.

Leonie also served as managing director of University of New England Partnerships, using her communication skills in the management of corporate education and training, both within Australia and overseas.

She continues to write and undertake workshops for writers, manuscript assessments and guidance on publishing options. Leonie is also active in the creative industries networking with local, state and federal governments for arts funding and support.