Lorraine Marwood i(271 works by)
Born: Established: 1953 ;
Gender: Female
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The mother of six children, Lorraine Marwood has worked as a literacy teacher. She began writing in the early 1990s. She has worked as a dairy farmer in Central Victoria, and it is this experience that informed her award-winning verse novel Star Jumps. Her poetry, largely concerned with aspects of rural life and rural isolation, has been published in magazines, anthologies and newspapers in the UK, the USA, New Zealand and Canada. Marwood's first collection of poetry, Skinprint (1996), was highly commended in the winter selection of the Poetry Club of Australia.

Awards for Works

Guinea Pig Town and Other Animal Poems 2013 selected work poetry children's 'A beautiful collection of poems about animals.
Squawk! Snuffle! Bark! Roar! Feathers, fins, scales, claws. Running, hopping, crawling, soaring. All creatures are celebrated in this new collection of poetry by Lorr aine Marwood.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Upper Primary
Star Jumps 2009 single work children's fiction children's

'A poignant verse novel depicting the joys and heartbreaks of a farming family as they struggle to cope with the devastating effects of long term drought. Told through the eyes of Ruby, day to day farm life involves playing in grassy paddocks with siblings, doing jobs and helping out, and witnessing birth, death and sacrifice. The family are devastated when they have to sell off some of their herd, but in the spirit of hope it is Ruby who tries in her own small way to help the family by making miniature bales of hay.'

Source: Walker Books Australia website, www.walkerbooks.com.au (Sighted 09/06/2009)

2010 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction
2010 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children (2003-2013)
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