Martha Keswick

Martha Keswick

Author

Biography

Martha worked in TV Marketing for Chrysalis Distribution in London and then for the BBC in Hong Kong. In 2002 she completed an intensive Mandarin course at the University of Singapore where a life long love for learning Chinese was born. As an author Martha has published the popular bilingual Max and Mei picture books series, the factual Zhongguo Mingren series about famous people of China and the action-packed Pangu comic series for children learning Chinese as a second language. Martha’s work for The Keswick Foundation on disaster related projects in China led her to create COPE, a book series designed to enhance the disaster resilience of children. COPE was commissioned by the UNDRR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) to produce a book for World Tsunami Awareness Day. Martha also collaborated with UNICEF on the COPE COVID booklet to help children stay safe and smiling during the pandemic. Martha and her husband Ben have lived in Asia since 1999 and have four children and two naughty dogs!

Martha曾先後於倫敦的Chrysalis Distribution及香港的BBC世界新聞台工作,擔任電視營銷人員。2002年,她在新加坡國立大學完成國語強化課程; 自此之後,學習國語成為了她的終生興趣。Martha是一位作家。她的著作包括廣受歡迎的雙語圖畫書系列《麥思和美美》、《中國名人》傳記故事,以及情節緊張剌激的《盤古》漫畫系列; 《盤古》漫畫系列幫助兒童學習中文作為第二語言。此外,Martha曾在凱瑟克基金任職,她的工作與支援中國災害有關; 這些工作促使她創作COPE系列叢書,以提高兒童對自然災難的防範意識。COPE受聯合國國際減災戰略祕書處委託,為世界海嘯意識日出書。COPE亦與聯合國兒童基金會合作出版COPE COVID小册子,在疫情下幫助兒童保持身心快樂。Martha與丈夫Ben自1999年起在亞洲居住,他們有四個孩子和兩隻頑皮的狗。