Hazel Lam

Hazel Lam - Designer Tick

Sydney NSW, Australia

I am a Senior Book Designer for HarperCollins Australia and just won Emerging Designer of the Year at the Australian Book Design Awards.

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Overview

I am a Senior Book Designer for HarperCollins Australia and just won Emerging Designer of the Year at the Australian Book Design Awards. I love working across all genres and have a range of experience designing covers and internals for fiction, non-fiction, illustrated books, YA and children's picture books.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Social & Behavioral Sciences
True Crime
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Classics
Crime & Mystery
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • Emerging Designer of the Year (Australian Book Designer's Association)

Work experience

Senior Book Designer

HarperCollins Australia
April, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

Portfolio (28 selected works)

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart: the bestselling debut novel of 2018

Holly Ringland

'Holly Ringland is a gifted, natural story-teller and her novel is truly a light-giving, tender thing. A vivid, compelling, utterly moving debut.' Brooke Davis, bestselling author of Lost and Found An enchanting and captivating novel, about how our untold stories haunt us - and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is fo... read more

'Holly Ringland is a gifted, natural story-teller and her novel is truly a light-giving, tender thing. A vivid, compelling, utterly moving debut.' Brooke Davis, bestselling author of Lost and Found An enchanting and captivating novel, about how our untold stories haunt us - and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is fo... read more

The Girl On The Page

John Purcell

Two women, two great betrayals, one path to redemption. A punchy, powerful and page-turning novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell. Amy Winston is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor on a downward spiral. Having made her name and fortune by turning an average thriller writer into a Lee Child, Amy is given the unenviable ta... read more

Two women, two great betrayals, one path to redemption. A punchy, powerful and page-turning novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell. Amy Winston is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor on a downward spiral. Having made her name and fortune by turning an average thriller writer into a Lee Child, Amy is given the unenviable ta... read more

The Dangers of Truffle Hunting

Sunni Overend

True desires will be unearthed ... For readers of Zoe Foster-Blake, Candace Bushnell and Gourmet Traveller, a delightful sexy story that spans the Australian wine country, the French provinces and hip bars of Melbourne. Is life too short to play it safe?Kit Gossard's life is neatly mapped out. A secure photographic job. A partner ready to commit. A wedding in the family vineyard for her mother... read more

True desires will be unearthed ... For readers of Zoe Foster-Blake, Candace Bushnell and Gourmet Traveller, a delightful sexy story that spans the Australian wine country, the French provinces and hip bars of Melbourne. Is life too short to play it safe?Kit Gossard's life is neatly mapped out. A secure photographic job. A partner ready to commit. A wedding in the family vineyard for her mother... read more

The Rules of Backyard Croquet

Sunni Overend

'Sophisticated and sexy, I love Sunni Overend's books' Maggie AldersonAll's fair in love and couture ... Fashion and love collide in the stylish new novel from the author of The Dangers of Truffle Hunting. Disgraced fashion prodigy Apple March has gone into hiding, concealing herself within the cashmere and silk folds of a formerly grand fashion boutique - the hanging of blouses and handling o... read more

'Sophisticated and sexy, I love Sunni Overend's books' Maggie AldersonAll's fair in love and couture ... Fashion and love collide in the stylish new novel from the author of The Dangers of Truffle Hunting. Disgraced fashion prodigy Apple March has gone into hiding, concealing herself within the cashmere and silk folds of a formerly grand fashion boutique - the hanging of blouses and handling o... read more

P is for Pearl

Eliza Henry Jones

'A POIGNANT READ BURSTING WITH HEARTACHE, GRIEF AND SMALL-TOWN FAMILY SECRETS THAT WILL DRAW YOU IN UNTIL THE FINAL PAGE'- Gabrielle Tozer, award-winning author of The Intern, Faking It and Remind Me How This Ends Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn P. Pearson has become very good at not thinking about the awful things that have happened to her family.She has also become used to people talking about ... read more

'A POIGNANT READ BURSTING WITH HEARTACHE, GRIEF AND SMALL-TOWN FAMILY SECRETS THAT WILL DRAW YOU IN UNTIL THE FINAL PAGE'- Gabrielle Tozer, award-winning author of The Intern, Faking It and Remind Me How This Ends Seventeen-year-old Gwendolyn P. Pearson has become very good at not thinking about the awful things that have happened to her family.She has also become used to people talking about ... read more

The Fifth Letter: old friends, hidden betrayals and one dangerous secret

Nicola Moriarty

The top 10 bestseller now in B format!How do you know if your friends actually like you? Four friends, five letters, one big secret. A 'pacey, circle-of-friends thriller, which accelerates in its intensity and sheer originality with every page' Australian Women's Weekly Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina try to catch up once a year for a girls' getaway. Careers, husbands and babies have pulled these ol... read more

The top 10 bestseller now in B format!How do you know if your friends actually like you? Four friends, five letters, one big secret. A 'pacey, circle-of-friends thriller, which accelerates in its intensity and sheer originality with every page' Australian Women's Weekly Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina try to catch up once a year for a girls' getaway. Careers, husbands and babies have pulled these ol... read more

Those Other Women: from the best-selling author of The Fifth Letter

Nicola Moriarty

Rivalries and resentments between mums and non-mums spiral wildly out of control in the compelling new book by the bestselling author of The Fifth Letter 'I devoured it, loved it and totally escaped into it ... Fun and topical.' Marian Keyes 'Super addictive, cleverly plotted and ridiculously relatable ... This is definitely one of those books where the characters begin to feel like your new b... read more

Rivalries and resentments between mums and non-mums spiral wildly out of control in the compelling new book by the bestselling author of The Fifth Letter 'I devoured it, loved it and totally escaped into it ... Fun and topical.' Marian Keyes 'Super addictive, cleverly plotted and ridiculously relatable ... This is definitely one of those books where the characters begin to feel like your new b... read more

If I Was Prime Minister

Beck Feiner, Robin Feiner

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER? The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up! What if the grown-ups weren't in charge? What would kids do if they ran the country? We could have submarines to scoop garbage out of the sea ... or teach koalas how to do karate ... and hang giant rainbows in t... read more

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE PRIME MINISTER? The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up! What if the grown-ups weren't in charge? What would kids do if they ran the country? We could have submarines to scoop garbage out of the sea ... or teach koalas how to do karate ... and hang giant rainbows in t... read more

Aussie Legends Alphabet

Beck Feiner

In this vibrant look at Australian cultural icons, A is for Adam Goodes, B is for Bob Hawke and C is for Cathy Freeman. Forget Alpha, Bravo, Charlie ...Meet the ultimate A to Z of amazing Aussies who make thiscountry legendary.Sometimes irreverent, always charming and vividly brought tolife by Beck Feiner.PRAISE'Aussie Legends Alphabet will thrill readers, children andadults alike ... An ideal... read more

In this vibrant look at Australian cultural icons, A is for Adam Goodes, B is for Bob Hawke and C is for Cathy Freeman. Forget Alpha, Bravo, Charlie ...Meet the ultimate A to Z of amazing Aussies who make thiscountry legendary.Sometimes irreverent, always charming and vividly brought tolife by Beck Feiner.PRAISE'Aussie Legends Alphabet will thrill readers, children andadults alike ... An ideal... read more

The Force

Don Winslow

'Probably the best cop novel ever written' Lee Child Don Winslow, the acclaimed author of the bestsellers The Cartel and The Power of the Dog, delivers a cinematic epic as explosive and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. 'The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It's that good.' Stephen KingAll Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is a highly dec... read more

'Probably the best cop novel ever written' Lee Child Don Winslow, the acclaimed author of the bestsellers The Cartel and The Power of the Dog, delivers a cinematic epic as explosive and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. 'The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It's that good.' Stephen KingAll Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is a highly dec... read more

Luigi's Freedom Ride

Alan Murray

A wholly charming, sweetly funny story of one young good-hearted Italian man. It's about life, bicycles, the joy of the journey and the simple beauty of a life well-lived. 'Witty, moving and profound, this is the most enjoyable story I have read this year; a book to be treasured.' toowoomba Chronicle Luigi's Freedom Ride is a charming treat of a novel - as sunny, light and enjoyable as a straw... read more

A wholly charming, sweetly funny story of one young good-hearted Italian man. It's about life, bicycles, the joy of the journey and the simple beauty of a life well-lived. 'Witty, moving and profound, this is the most enjoyable story I have read this year; a book to be treasured.' toowoomba Chronicle Luigi's Freedom Ride is a charming treat of a novel - as sunny, light and enjoyable as a straw... read more

China Baby Love: An Australian Grandmother's life-changing mission to help China's orphans

Jane Hutcheon

How one woman turned her life upside down to help those who needed it most - half a world away. Every orphan comes with a story. Every journalist has a story that stays with them. And everyone has the power to make a difference. From rural Queensland to rural China, China Baby Love is the story of moving mountains, one shovel at a time. Former foreign correspondent and host of ABC TV's ‘One Pl... read more

How one woman turned her life upside down to help those who needed it most - half a world away. Every orphan comes with a story. Every journalist has a story that stays with them. And everyone has the power to make a difference. From rural Queensland to rural China, China Baby Love is the story of moving mountains, one shovel at a time. Former foreign correspondent and host of ABC TV's ‘One Pl... read more

Breaking Ranks

James McNeish

Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscience and consequence. This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a judge. They are men of rare achievement. The doctor has the gift of saving others but not himself. The soldier disobey... read more

Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscience and consequence. This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a judge. They are men of rare achievement. The doctor has the gift of saving others but not himself. The soldier disobey... read more

My Best Friend is a Goddess

Tara Eglington

'MY BEST FRIEND IS A GODDESS IS A SINCERELY SWEET AND SERIOUSLY SMART STORY WITH A LOT OF HEART!'- Danielle Binks - YA author and reviewer Sixteen-year-old Emily and Adriana have been besties since Year One. Way back when Adriana had a gap between her teeth and was super skinny. Emily wasn't any less awkward looking, and ever since they've stuck together on the social sidelines.But when Adrian... read more

'MY BEST FRIEND IS A GODDESS IS A SINCERELY SWEET AND SERIOUSLY SMART STORY WITH A LOT OF HEART!'- Danielle Binks - YA author and reviewer Sixteen-year-old Emily and Adriana have been besties since Year One. Way back when Adriana had a gap between her teeth and was super skinny. Emily wasn't any less awkward looking, and ever since they've stuck together on the social sidelines.But when Adrian... read more

Remind Me How This Ends

Gabrielle Tozer

'TENDER AND TOUGH, THIS GORGEOUS STORY OF LOVE, LOSS AND FRIENDSHIP WILL PULL YOU IN HEART-FIRST.'- Fiona Wood, award-winning author of Wildlife and Cloudwish Milo was a discoloured memory with blurred edges and a washed-out palette. Yet five minutes with him and everything came back to me in an instant.Layla Montgomery's life fell apart at thirteen. After her mum died in a shock accident, Lay... read more

'TENDER AND TOUGH, THIS GORGEOUS STORY OF LOVE, LOSS AND FRIENDSHIP WILL PULL YOU IN HEART-FIRST.'- Fiona Wood, award-winning author of Wildlife and Cloudwish Milo was a discoloured memory with blurred edges and a washed-out palette. Yet five minutes with him and everything came back to me in an instant.Layla Montgomery's life fell apart at thirteen. After her mum died in a shock accident, Lay... read more

The Intern (The Intern, Book 1)

Gabrielle Tozer

WINNER OF THE 2015 GOLD INKY AWARD'If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, you'll dive right into The Intern.'- Lauren Sams, author of Crazy, Busy, Guilty and She's Having Her Baby Josie Browning dreams of having it all. A perfect academic record, an amazing journalism career - and for her crush to realise she exists. The only problem? Josie can't stop embarrassing her little sister or her best fr... read more

WINNER OF THE 2015 GOLD INKY AWARD'If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, you'll dive right into The Intern.'- Lauren Sams, author of Crazy, Busy, Guilty and She's Having Her Baby Josie Browning dreams of having it all. A perfect academic record, an amazing journalism career - and for her crush to realise she exists. The only problem? Josie can't stop embarrassing her little sister or her best fr... read more

Faking it (The Intern, Book 2)

Gabrielle Tozer

'FUNNY, ENTERTAINING AND ENGAGING ... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'- Susan Whelan, Kids' Book Review New job. New boyfriend. New me.Things are looking up for Josie Browning. Her boyfriend, James, is crazy about her, and she's scored a writing job at indi. Now the pressure is on for Josie to prove she's got what it takes to help plan indi's launch. Plus, she's battling with flatmates, frenemies and confu... read more

'FUNNY, ENTERTAINING AND ENGAGING ... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'- Susan Whelan, Kids' Book Review New job. New boyfriend. New me.Things are looking up for Josie Browning. Her boyfriend, James, is crazy about her, and she's scored a writing job at indi. Now the pressure is on for Josie to prove she's got what it takes to help plan indi's launch. Plus, she's battling with flatmates, frenemies and confu... read more

Tour de Oz: The extraordinary story of the first bicycle race around Australia

Bret Harris

Four years before the inaugural Tour de France, four cyclists known as 'Overlanders' set out on a race around Australia. On 24 November 1896 a wiry and wily bushman named Arthur Richardson left Coolgardie for Adelaide by bicycle. Carrying only a small kit and a water-bag, he followed the telegraph line. After much 'sweating and swearing' on sandy roads west of Eucla, and enduring the scorching... read more

Four years before the inaugural Tour de France, four cyclists known as 'Overlanders' set out on a race around Australia. On 24 November 1896 a wiry and wily bushman named Arthur Richardson left Coolgardie for Adelaide by bicycle. Carrying only a small kit and a water-bag, he followed the telegraph line. After much 'sweating and swearing' on sandy roads west of Eucla, and enduring the scorching... read more

Mrs. M

Luke Slattery

From one of Australia's foremost journalists, Luke Slattery, comes a bravura literary achievement, a rich and intense novel of an imagined history of desire, ambition and dashed dreams, and a portrait of one passionate, unforgettable woman - Elizabeth Macquarie. Elizabeth Macquarie, widow of the disgraced former Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, is in mourning - not only for her ... read more

From one of Australia's foremost journalists, Luke Slattery, comes a bravura literary achievement, a rich and intense novel of an imagined history of desire, ambition and dashed dreams, and a portrait of one passionate, unforgettable woman - Elizabeth Macquarie. Elizabeth Macquarie, widow of the disgraced former Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, is in mourning - not only for her ... read more

Withering-by-Sea (Stella Montgomery, Book 1): The multi-award-winning bestseller

Judith Rossell

WINNER ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS'Fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events will eat up Withering-by-Sea'- Shelf Awareness High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts.But one night, ... read more

WINNER ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS'Fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events will eat up Withering-by-Sea'- Shelf Awareness High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts.But one night, ... read more

Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery, Book 2)

Judith Rossell

THE MUCH-AWAITED SEQUEL TO THE RUNAWAY BESTSELLER WITHERING-BY-SEA'you won't be disappointed. Wormwood Mire is another page-turner.' - Kids' Book Review When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and... read more

THE MUCH-AWAITED SEQUEL TO THE RUNAWAY BESTSELLER WITHERING-BY-SEA'you won't be disappointed. Wormwood Mire is another page-turner.' - Kids' Book Review When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and... read more

A Garden of Lilies: Improving Tales for Young Minds (From the World of Stella Montgomery)

Judith Rossell

In Wormwood Mire, award-winning author Judith Rossell introduced us to the lessons of fictitious Victorian writer Prudence A Goodchild ... Now the book comes to life as the perfect gift for any Stella Montgomery fan. Children,listen and take heed,As this little book you read.All your evil ways amend,Or you will meet a dreadful end.From the bestselling world of Stella Montgomery comes an illust... read more

In Wormwood Mire, award-winning author Judith Rossell introduced us to the lessons of fictitious Victorian writer Prudence A Goodchild ... Now the book comes to life as the perfect gift for any Stella Montgomery fan. Children,listen and take heed,As this little book you read.All your evil ways amend,Or you will meet a dreadful end.From the bestselling world of Stella Montgomery comes an illust... read more

Hello Little Babies

Alison Lester

From the bestselling author of KISSED BY THE MOON and IMAGINE comes a book to be cherished by children and parents everywhere. Hello little babiesWelcome to the world From the precious early days of a baby's life to those first tentative steps, so much changes over a year ... A warm and tender picture book for families everywhere. Ages 0-5

From the bestselling author of KISSED BY THE MOON and IMAGINE comes a book to be cherished by children and parents everywhere. Hello little babiesWelcome to the world From the precious early days of a baby's life to those first tentative steps, so much changes over a year ... A warm and tender picture book for families everywhere. Ages 0-5

Every Lie I've Ever Told

Rosie Waterland

'I'm okay!' The bestselling author of The Anti-Cool Girl returns with a devastating, heartbreaking, brilliant, brave and laugh-out-loud funny memoir of telling lies and being on the brink... 'I had made it! All my dreams had come true. I had an operating fridge, I was doing brilliantly, and I had written the memoir to prove it. I even had online haters. I had conquered life at 30 and nothing w... read more

'I'm okay!' The bestselling author of The Anti-Cool Girl returns with a devastating, heartbreaking, brilliant, brave and laugh-out-loud funny memoir of telling lies and being on the brink... 'I had made it! All my dreams had come true. I had an operating fridge, I was doing brilliantly, and I had written the memoir to prove it. I even had online haters. I had conquered life at 30 and nothing w... read more

Fletcher of the Bounty

Graeme Lay

The story of Fletcher Christian, sailor, adventurer and mutineer of the HMS Bounty. From New Zealand's master historical novelist comes an enthralling maritime saga of the most notorious and far-reaching rebellion in naval history, and the relationship between Englishman Fletcher Christian and Isabella, his Tahitian lover.On 28 April 1789 Fletcher and his followers take control of HMAV Bounty ... read more

The story of Fletcher Christian, sailor, adventurer and mutineer of the HMS Bounty. From New Zealand's master historical novelist comes an enthralling maritime saga of the most notorious and far-reaching rebellion in naval history, and the relationship between Englishman Fletcher Christian and Isabella, his Tahitian lover.On 28 April 1789 Fletcher and his followers take control of HMAV Bounty ... read more

Deeper Water

Jessie Cole

A profound and sensuous novel of grace and beauty from a stunning young Australian talent. Innocent and unworldly, Mema is still living at home with her mother on a remote, lush hinterland property. It is a small, confined, simple sort of life, and Mema is content with it. One day, during a heavy downpour, Mema saves a stranger from a raging creek. She takes him into her family home, where, ma... read more

A profound and sensuous novel of grace and beauty from a stunning young Australian talent. Innocent and unworldly, Mema is still living at home with her mother on a remote, lush hinterland property. It is a small, confined, simple sort of life, and Mema is content with it. One day, during a heavy downpour, Mema saves a stranger from a raging creek. She takes him into her family home, where, ma... read more

Olive of Groves

Katrina Nannestad

Shortlisted for the 2016 Indie Awards, this bookseller favourite is now in paperback! Olive has always dreamed of attending boarding school, but Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers is not what she expected. To tell the truth, dear reader, it is not what anyone expected! The headmistress is completely bonkers and Pig McKenzie, school bully and all... read more

Shortlisted for the 2016 Indie Awards, this bookseller favourite is now in paperback! Olive has always dreamed of attending boarding school, but Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers is not what she expected. To tell the truth, dear reader, it is not what anyone expected! The headmistress is completely bonkers and Pig McKenzie, school bully and all... read more

The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome

Katrina Nannestad

He's the world's vaguest novelist. She's a shy and unusual child. Together, they're travelling the world, one book a time.'QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST SORT OF READING PLEASURE FROM THE FIRST PAGE TO THE LAST'- Raven's Parlour Bookstore For the first ten years of Freja's life, she and her mother Clementine have roamed the Arctic in search of zoological wonders. Happy, content, together. Freja and Cle... read more

He's the world's vaguest novelist. She's a shy and unusual child. Together, they're travelling the world, one book a time.'QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST SORT OF READING PLEASURE FROM THE FIRST PAGE TO THE LAST'- Raven's Parlour Bookstore For the first ten years of Freja's life, she and her mother Clementine have roamed the Arctic in search of zoological wonders. Happy, content, together. Freja and Cle... read more

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