The Late Great
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For generations of children and adults alike, Ruth Park was a mainstay of Australia’s literary community. Ruth Park died on 14 December 2010, aged 93. We discuss the legacy of her works including Playing Beattie Bow, The Harp in the South, and the much-loved The Muddle-Headed Wombat.
Marion Halligan has published some 20 books. Her novel Valley of Grace won the 2010 ACT Book of the Year Award. One of Australia’s most important writers, she was awarded an AM in 2006. Her most recent book is Shooting the Fox.
Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of twelve YA novels, including Pink, Green Valentine and The Boundless Sublime. She established the insideadog website, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens. Her latest book is After the Lights Go Out.
Anne Phelan has been an actor since 1968. She’s appeared in shows from Prisoner to Neighbours and almost everything in between, including four years as Kate in Bellbird.
As a City of Literature and a country of readers we don’t always serve our writers past and present as well as we might. Across 2011, we pay tribute to Australia’s literary heritage, remembering past masters and celebrating their craft.
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