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.
Order of Australia Medal for Services to Literature
Turnbull Fox Poetry Prize National Book Council (Winner 1994)
Kenneth Slessor Poetry Award (Shortlisted 1994)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 1994)
Western Australian Premier’s Book of the Year Award (Winner 1994)
New South Wales Premier’s Award (Winner 1993)