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Patricia Wrightson

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Full Name: Patricia Wrightson
Born: June 21, 1921
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Died: March 15, 2010
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: Australian


Patricia Wrightson is one of Australia's most distinguished writers for children. Her books have won many prestigious awards all over the world. She was awarded an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in 1977, the Dromkeen Medal in 1984 and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1986, all for her services to children's literature. She is a four-time winner of the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award: in 1956 for The Crooked Snake, in 1974 for The Nargun and the Stars, in 1978 for The Ice Is Coming and in 1984 for A Little Fear. Patricia lives and writes in a beautiful stretch of the Australian bush beside the Clarence River in northern New South Wales.

Works in the WWEnd Database


 1. (1977)
 2. (1979)
 3. (1981)