Fox, Mem

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FOX, Mem

FOX, Mem. Australian, b. 1946. Genres: Children's fiction, Adult nonfiction. Career: Teacher of English, Zimbabwe and Ruwanda, 1968-69; Cabra Dominican School, Adelaide, South Australia, drama teacher, 1970; South Australian Institute of Technology, English tutor, 1971-72; Flinders University of South Australia, lecturer, 1973-86, senior lecturer, 1987-1994, associate professor, 1994-. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: Possum Magic, 1983; Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, 1984; A Cat Called Kite, 1985; Hattie and the Fox, 1986; Sail Away, 1986; Arabella: The Smallest Girl in the World, 1986; Just Like That, 1986; Zoo Looking, 1987; Koala Lou, 1987; A Bedtime Story, 1987; The Straight Line Wonder, 1987; Night Noises, 1988; Guess What?, 1988; Feathers and Fools, 1988; Sophie, 1988; With Love, at Christmas, 1988; Shoes from Grandpa, 1989; Time for Bed, 1993; Tough Boris, 1994; Great Scott!, 1996; Wombat Divine, 1996; Whoever You Are, 1997; The Straight Line Wonder, 1997; Boo to a Goose, 1998. FOR ADULTS: Mem's the Word (autobiography), 1990; How to Teach Drama to Infants Without Really Crying, 1984 in US as Teaching Drama to Young Children, 1987; "Dear Mem Fox, I've Read All Your Books Even the Pathetic Ones," 1992; Articles of Faith, 1993; (with L. Wilkinson) English Essentials: The Wouldn't-Be-Without-It Handbook on Writing Well, 1993; Radical Reflections: Passionate Opinions on Teaching, Living, and Learning, 1993. Contributor of essays to anthologies and periodicals. Address: c/o Jenny Darling, PO Box 413, Toorak, VIC 3142, Australia.