Dowrick was co-founder of the London Publishing House, The Women's Press, and was Fiction Publisher for Allen and Unwin in Australia. She has taught writing and has written on Greek mythology and on psychology, edited volumes of supernatural short stories and co-edited a book on the Gulf War. Dowrick published Creative Journal Writing: The Art and Heart of Reflection in 2007 and her exploration of the life and poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, In the Company of Rilke, appeared in 2009.
Tape of interview with Dowrick by Caroline Jones held NSL.
Awards for Works
The Moon Shines Out of the Dark2012single work picture book children's 'Harry loves to know when things are going to happen. Exactly.
Mum usually says "Time to get up", "Time for the bus" and "Time to sleep now, Harry". But Mum's been away for ages. And Harry has had to guess what's coming next.
'One cold, cloudy night, Harry stays awake, thinking and wondering...
Will the moon shine out of the dark?
'Beautifully illustrated and tenderly told, this heartwarming story of a little boy and his parents is a stunning collaboration by two bestselling and award-winning creators.' (From the publisher's website.)