Hathorn, Libby

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HATHORN, Libby. Australian, b. 1943. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Children's fiction, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Teacher and librarian in schools in Sydney, 1965-81, deputy principal, 1977; consultant and senior education officer for government adult education programs, 1981-86; full-time writer, 1987-. Sydney University, occasional lecturer in English and children's literature, 1982-; writer in residence, University of Technology, Sydney, 1990, Woollahra Library, 1992; and Edith Cowan University, 1992. Speaker for student, teacher, and parent groups. Publications: FOR CHILDREN. FICTION: Stephen's Tree, 1979; Lachlan's Walk, 1980; The Tram to Bondi Beach, 1981; Paolo's Secret, 1985; All about Anna, 1986; Looking Out for Sampson, 1987, screenplay, 1988; Freya's Fantastic Surprise, 1988; The Extraordinary Magics of Emma McDade, 1989; Stuntumble Monday, 1989; The Garden of the World, 1989; Thunderwith, 1989; Jezza Says, 1990; So Who Needs Lotto?, 1990; Love Me Tender, 1992; The Lenski Kids and Dracula, 1992; Valley under the Rock, 1993; Way Home, 1993; Feral Kid, 1994; Grandma's Shoes, 1994; The Wonder Thing, 1995; What a Star, 1994; The Climb, 1996; Chrysalis, 1997; Rift, 1998; Magical Ride, 1999; The Gift, 2000; Wattle Pattern Plate, 2001; The Wishing Cupboard, 2002; Over the Moon, 2003. POETRY: Talks with My Skateboard, 1991. OTHER: (ed) The Blue Dress (stories), 1991; Help for Young Writers, 1991; Good to Read (textbook), 1991; Who? (stories), 1992. FOR YOUNG ADULTS. FICTION: Ghostop, 1999; (with G. Crew) Dear Venny, Dear Saffron, 1999; The Painter, 2001. POETRY: Volcano Boy, 2001. FOR ADULTS: (with G. Bates) Half-Time, 1987; Better Strangers (stories), 1989; Damascus, a Rooming House (libretto), 1990; The Maroubra Cycle: A Journey around Childhood (performance poetry), 1990; The Blue Dress Suite (music theater), 1991; Grandma's Shoes (libretto); The Echo of Thunder (screenplay), 1999. Address: c/o Joel Gotler, Artists Management Group, 9465 Wiltshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, U.S.A. Online address: www.libbyhathorn.com