FATCHEN, Max. Australian, b. 1920. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Children's fiction, Poetry. Career: Journalist, Adelaide News and Sunday Mail, Adelaide, 1946-55; Literary Ed., The Advertiser, Adelaide, 1971-81. Publications: POETRY: Driver and Trains, 1963; Keepers and Lighthouses, 1963; The Plumber, 1963; The Electrician, 1963; The Transport Driver, 1965; The Carpenter, 1965; Peculia Australia: Verses, 1965; Just Fancy, Mr. Fatchen! A Collection of Verse, Prose and Fate's Cruel Blows, 1967; Songs for My Dog and Other People (nonsense verse), 1980; Wry Rhymes for Troublesome Times, 1983; A Paddock of Poems, 1987; A Pocketful of Rhymes, 1989; Peculiar Rhymes & Lunatic Lines, 1995; Australia at the Beach, 1999; Terrible Troy, 2000; The Very Long Nose of Jonathan Jones, 2000. FICTION: The River Kings, 1966; Conquest of the River, 1970; The Spirit Wind, 1973; Chase through the Night, 1977; The Time Wave, 1979; Closer to the Stars, 1981. OTHER: Forever Fatchen, 1983; Had Yer Jabs (short stories), 1987; A Country Christmas, 1990; Mostly Max, 1995. Address: Box 6, Smithfield, SA 5114, Australia.