Caroline Caddy was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1944 and spent her childhood in the United States and Japan. Since then, she has lived much of her life in Western Australia, raised two children, published several books of poetry, received national and state fellowships for creative writing, and won the WA Week Literary Award for Poetry and the National Book Council’s Banjo Award in 1992. Her work has been broadcast on ABC Radio National and appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Her later books have centred around cross cultural themes between Australia and China. She has written about and travelled to Antarctica with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions and is an expert in growing and producing olive oil.
Adelaide Writer’s Festival John Bray Award (Shortlisted 2008)
Western Australian Literary Award (Shortlisted 2008)
Wesley Michel Wright Prize (Winner 2008)
Western Australian Literary Award (Winner 1992)
National Book Council’s Banjo Award (Winner 1992)