Authors and Artists

Dianne Wolfer

Dianne is the acclaimed author of many books for teenagers and young readers spanning multiple genres. Her book Lighthouse Girl served as inspiration for PIAF’s giant puppets and features in events commemorating the centenary of the departure of the first AIF from Albany. One of Dianne’s picture books, Photographs in the Mud (set along the Kokoda Track), is used as an international peace reference and has been published in Japanese; it is also a recommended resource for the National History Curriculum. Her YA title Choices has been translated into Polish.


Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2014)
Red Dot Book Awards, Singapore (Shortlisted 2014)
Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year, Picture Book Category (Honour Book 2014)
West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Winner 2010)
NSW Premier’s History Awards (Shortlisted 2009)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2009)
Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Shortlisted 1996, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007)
Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature (Shortlisted 2001)
Wilderness Society’s Environment Award (Shortlisted 1999)

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