Patricia Wrightson

1921 - 2010
country of citizenship:  Australia
languages spoken, written or signed:  English

Patricia Wrightson OBE (19 June 1921 – 15 March 2010) was an Australian writer of several highly regarded and influential children's books. Employing a 'magic realism' style, her books, including the award-winning The Nargun and the Stars (1973), were among the first Australian books for children to draw on Australian Aboriginal mythology. Her 27 books have been published in 16 languages.For her "lasting contribution" as a children's writer, she received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1986. Source: Wikipedia (en)


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