Australian Christian Schools Library Network

Australian Christian Schools Library Network

Dr Rosanne Hawke lives in an old Cornish farmhouse in South Australia. Many of her books, e.g. Soraya the Storyteller, Shahana: Through my Eyes, Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll, Mustara, Marrying Ameera and Mountain Wolf have been shortlisted or Notable in Australian awards. Taj and the Greak Camel Trek won the 2012 Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature, was shortlisted in the 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and commended in the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Awards; The messengaer Bird won the 2013 Cornish Holyer an Gof Award for YA literature. For ten years Rosanne was an aid worker and teacher in Pakistan and the Middle East. She is the 2015 recipient of the Nance Donkin Award for an Australian woman author who writes for children; a Carclew, Asialink, Varuna, and May Gibbs Fellow, and a Bard of Cornwall. In her books she explores culture, history, social issues and relationships. She also visits schools, speaks at writing festivals, judges writing awards and teaches Creative Writing at Tabor Adelaide.

http://www.rosannehawke.com/