Erica Wagner is a visual artist, publisher and creative consultant to storytellers. She exhibits regularly in solo and group shows and was the 2017 winner of the inaugural VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Art Prize. Erica has worked as an editor and publisher of books for children and young adults for over 32 years, including 20 years with Allen & Unwin, and is now a freelance publishing consultant specialising in collaborative book development projects. A co-director of the micro publishing house Twelve Panels Press, Erica also runs book development workshops and manuscript consultations as well as collage and 'walk and draw' workshops for adults and children.
In 2017, she was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children’s books. In 2019, she and Johanna Bell facilitated the inaugural Octopus Story Camp in Darwin for 24 Top End writers and artists. Erica is the 2020 recipient of the Australian Book Industry's Pixie O'Harris Award.