Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: [Max] Fatchen won myriad awards--

in 1980 an Order of Australia for literature, in 1991 an Advance Australia Award for literature and a Walkley Award for journalism in 1996.

For his children's books and poems, he was awarded the Primary English Teaching Association's Award, the SA Great Award for literature and a Centenary of Federation Medal.

There were three Children's Book of the Year Award commendations and, for his mentorship and support for other writers, he was made Inaugural Life Member of SA Writers Centre.

from The Advertiser: Max Fatchen was the country boy with the common touch
then The Advertiser: Prime Minister Julia Gillard leads tributes to columnist Max Fatchen, who died aged 92


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