Authors » Dorothy Hewett
Dorothy Hewett was born in 1923 in Perth, Western Australia, and grew up on an isolated wheat farm at Wickepin. Dorothy Hewett began writing poetry as a child and was first published in a literary journal at the age of seventeen. At twenty-two she won a national poetry prize. Dorothy Hewett was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for Services to Literature. She died in Sydney in 2002.
Winner, Turnbull Fox Poetry Prize National Book Council, 1994
Short listed, Kenneth Slessor Poetry Award, 1994
Winner, New South Wales Premier’s Award, 1993
Winner, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 1994
Winner, Western Australian Premier’s Book of the Year Award, 1994
Order of Australia Medal for Services to Literature
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- Wheatlands 2000
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.