In this minisode of So you want to be a writer: We chat to the incredibly prolific and talented Pamela Hart, author of A Letter to Italy.
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Dr Pamela Freeman (Pamela Hart) is the award-winning author of more than 30 books. Her most recent book, published as Pamela Hart, is A Letter to Italy.
Pamela started as a children’s writer, and many of her books have been shortlisted for the State Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, the Koala Awards and the Wilderness Society Environment Awards. Pamela – who is also an accomplished scriptwriter – taught creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney for many years. She has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney and taught writing workshops around Australia for the National Book Council and various state libraries. Pamela has a Doctor of Creative Arts in Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney.
She has published numerous short stories and has spoken at various writers’ festivals around the country. Her most recent book for young adults, The Black Dress, a fictional account of the childhood of Mary MacKillop in the Australia of the 1840s to 1860s, won the NSW History Prize for Young People.
Pamela is also Director of Creative Writing Faculty here at the Australian Writers’ Centre.
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