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Rosanne Hawke Books & Biography


Rosanne Hawke has authored over 30 books for children and YA. She has been a teacher, an aidworker in Pakistan & the UAE, and a lecturer in Creative Writing. Her books explore cultural and social issues, history, mystery, family and faith. She often writes of displacement, belonging and reconciliation and tells stories of children unheard. Many of her books have been longlisted, shortlisted or won awards in Australia and Cornwall. Her novels include Shahana: Through My Eyes and Taj and the Great Camel Trek, winner of the 2012 Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature, shortlisted in the Patricia Wrightson Prize and Highly Commended in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. She is the 2015 recipient of the Nance Donkin award and is a Carclew, Asialink, Varuna, and May Gibbs Fellow. Rosanne is a Bard of Cornwall and lives in country South Australia in an ancient Cornish farmhouse with underground rooms.

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