Authors » Diana Chase
Born in 1935 in Guildford, Western Australia, Diana Chase spent much of her childhood with her mother’s family on dairy farms in the south-west, where she developed an early passion for all animals, particularly ducks, dogs and horses. A qualified teacher and historian, Diana taught at various schools, in Western Australia and overseas. Surf’s Up (2000), won the Hoffman Award given to the highest ranked book by an Australian author and as chosen by young Western Australian readers.
Diana Chase died in 2008. Her talent and dedication to the craft of writing will be missed.
Winner, WAYRBA Hoffman Award, 2000
Short listed, Western Australian Premier’s Award, 2007
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Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.