Matt Ottley Matt Ottley i(A47542 works by) (a.k.a. Matthew Ottley)
Born: Established: 1962 Goroka, Eastern Highlands,
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Papua New Guinea,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1975
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BiographyHistory

Ottley was born at Goroka in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. He has written and illustrated children's books, including many children's information books, and has also worked as a stockman, landscape gardener and creative artist. Ottley's art has been exhibited in Australia and Europe. A classical guitarist and composer, Ottley has studied art and music.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • For information about this author's works for children, particularly foreign editions not yet included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2003).

Awards for Works

Crusts 2016 single work picture book children's

'Jacob is just one of millions who won’t eat their crusts. But he is one in a million when it comes to bright ideas.

'When tiny creatures from a distant crumbling planet seek Jacob’s help, he sets out to do what he can with his big box of uneaten crusts.

'A story about crusts and intergalactic travel by powerhouse creative duo Danny Parker and Matt Ottley.' (Publication summary)

2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
Suri's Wall 2015 single work picture book children's

'Eva squeezed Suri's hand. 'What's there? What can you see?'

''What can I see?' Suri looked out over the wall. 'Oh, it's beautiful, let me tell you all about it.'

'A moving tale of the power of the human spirit brought alive by Lucy Estela and award-winning illustrator Matt Ottley.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Children's Book Award
Teacup 2015 single work picture book children's

'Once there was a boy who had to leave home ... and find another. In his bag he carried a book, a bottle and a blanket. In his teacup he held some earth from where he used to play. This is one boys story of leaving his homeland, surviving a long journey by sea ... and finding a safe, new place to call home.' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books
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