Authors » Paddy Roe
Paddy Roe was born in about 1912. He grew up on Roebuck Plains Station, near Broome in the north-west of Western Australia. He worked for many years as a drover and a windmill repairer throughout the Kimberley region. In spite of his reputation as a storyteller, Paddy Roe said that his greatest pleasure was making artefacts. He died in 2001.
Short listed, National Book Council Award, 1983
Winner, Western Australian Week Literary Award, 1985
Short listed, New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award, 1985
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.